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HB 220 (2021)

Right to refuse immunization


States, "Every person has the inalienable right to bodily integrity, free from any threat or compulsion that the person accepts any medical intervention, including immunization. No person may be discriminated against for refusal to accept an unwanted medical intervention, including immunization." 

The House amended the bill to narrow the scope and add several exceptions.  For example, the amended bill clarifies that the right to refuse vaccination does not supersede existing requirements for child vaccination.  

The Senate further amended the bill to specifically address COVID-19 vaccines.  The bill prohibits any COVID-19 vaccine requirement to access a public facility, service, or benefit, but carves out exceptions for medical facilities, nursing homes, jails, and prisons.  The Senate amendment also establishes a committee to "examine the policy of medical intervention including immunizations."

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