Title 53A Chapter 11 Section 302

State System of Public Education
Students in Public Schools
Section 302
Immunizations required -- Exceptions -- Grounds for exemption from required immunizations.

            

53A-11-302.   Immunizations required -- Exceptions -- Grounds for exemption from required immunizations.

            (1) A student may not enter school without a certificate of immunization, except as provided in this section.

            (2) Except as provided in Section 53A-1-1001, a student who at the time of school enrollment has not been completely immunized against each specified disease may attend school under a conditional enrollment if the student has received one dose of each specified vaccine prior to enrollment.

            (3) A student is exempt from receiving the required immunizations if there is presented to the appropriate official of the school one or more of the following:

            (a) a certificate from a licensed physician stating that due to the physical condition of the student one or more specified immunizations would endanger the student's life or health;

            (b) A completed form obtained at the local health department where the student resides, providing:

            (i) the information required under Subsection 53A-11-302.5(1); and

            (ii) a statement that the person has a personal belief opposed to immunizations, which is signed by one of the individuals listed in Subsection 53A-11-302(3)(c) and witnessed by the local health officer or his designee; or

            (c) a statement that the person is a bona fide member of a specified, recognized religious organization whose teachings are contrary to immunizations, signed by one of the following persons:

            (i) one of the student's parents;

            (ii) the student's guardian;

            (iii) a legal age brother or sister of a student who has no parent or guardian; or

            (iv) the student, if of legal age.


Amended by Chapter 395, 2010 General Session