New York judge maintains ban on religious exemption to vaccine laws

A New York judge refused July 12 to block a state law revoking religious exemptions to vaccine requirements, according to NBC 4 New York.

Lawyers Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Michael Sussman filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court July 10 on behalf of 55 families hoping to restore the exemption. State legislators eliminated the exemption earlier this year to curb two state measles outbreaks, which have primarily affected Orthodox Jewish communities.

The lawyers asked Judge Michael Mackey to temporarily block the repeal as the lawsuit proceeded, but he refused, citing previous court rulings that gave states the right to set vaccine requirements.

More articles on clinical leadership and infection control:
Use of HIV-preventive PrEP pill increases 500%
Connecticut hospital fined $150K over cancer misdiagnoses
Meet SPOT: HCA Healthcare's 'smoke detector' for sepsis

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers