North Dakota - Vaccination Waiver: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

North Dakota Century Code 23-07-17.1. Inoculation required before admission to school.

  1. Any minor child, through the child’s parent or guardian, may submit to the institution authorities either a certificate from a licensed physician stating that the physical condition of the child is such that immunization would endanger the life or health of the child or a certificate signed by the child’s parent or guardian whose religious, philosophical, or moral beliefs are opposed to such immunization. The minor child is then exempt from the provisions of this section.

North Dakota Administrative Code 33-06-05-01. Requirements.

  1. Exemptions. A child with a medical or a beliefs exemption is exempt from any one or all of the immunization requirements. A physician must sign an exemption form indicating the vaccines that are included in the medical exemption. A parent or guardian must sign an exemption form stating that the child has a beliefs exemption and indicate which vaccines are exempt because of beliefs. A child with a reliable history of chickenpox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, or rubella is exempt from applicable immunization requirements. A physician must sign an exemption form stating that the child has had aforementioned disease. Exemption forms must be kept on file with the immunization records at the child's school, early childhood facility, head start program, or preschool educational facility.
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