California Bill Removing Parental Consent for 12-Year-Olds to Receive Vaccinations Passes Senate

California Bill Removing Parental Consent for 12-Year-Olds to Receive Vaccinations Passes Senate


A California bill that would remove parental consent for 12-year-olds to receive vaccinations has passed in the California State Senate.

SB 866 states:

Existing law prescribes various circumstances under which a minor may consent to their medical care and treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian. These circumstances include, among others, authorizing a minor 12 years of age or older who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease to consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law or regulation to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined by the

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