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Title: Section 66-1.3 - Requirements for school admission

Effective Date

07/01/2014

66-1.3 Requirements for school admission.

A principal or person in charge of a school shall not admit a child to school unless a person in parental relation to the child has furnished the school with one of the following:

(a) A certificate of immunization, as described in section 66-1.6 of this Subpart, from a health care practitioner or from NYSIIS or the CIR, documenting that the child has been fully immunized according to the requirements of section 66-1.1 (f) of this Subpart.

(b) Documentation that the child is in process of receiving immunizations as defined in section 66-1.1(j) of this Subpart. A principal or person in charge of a school shall not refuse to admit a child to school, based on immunization requirements, if that child is in process.

(c) A signed, completed sample medical exemption form issued by the NYSDOH or NYCDOHMH or a signed statement from a physician licensed to practice medicine in New York State certifying that immunization may be detrimental to the child's health, containing sufficient information to identify a medical contraindication to a specific immunization and specifying the length of time the immunization is medically contraindicated. The medical exemption must be reissued annually. The principal or person in charge of the school may require additional information supporting the exemption.

(d) A completed sample form titled: Request for Religious Exemption to Immunization, created by the New York State Education Department or a written and signed statement from the parent, parents or guardian of such child, stating that the parent, parents or guardian objects to their child's immunization because of sincere and genuine religious beliefs which prohibit the immunization of their child, in which case the principal or person in charge of the school may require supporting documents.

Volume

VOLUME A-1a (Title 10)

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