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Thursday, March 17, 2016 8:55:06 AM
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Re: Senate Bill (SB) 277 - Immunizations

SB 277, authored by State Senator Richard Pan, went into effect on January 1, 2016. The bill amends sections 120325, 120335, 120370, and 120375 of Health and Safety Code. The bill also adds Section 120338 and repeals Section 120365 of Health and Safety Code.

SB 277 eliminates the exemption from existing specified immunization requirements on the basis of personal beliefs but would allow exemption from future immunization requirements deemed appropriate by the State Department of Public Health (DPH) for either medical reasons or personal beliefs. The bill also exempts children in specified programs.

Education Code Section 120335 has been amended to add subsection (h), which says, "This section does not prohibit a pupil who qualifies for an individualized education program, pursuant to federal law and Section 56026 of the Education Code, from accessing any special education and related services required by his or her individualized education program."

Information provided by the California Department of Education website: