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California bill could ban anti-vaccine parents from doctor-shopping for medical exemptions
The Sacramento Bee

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill to crack down on doctors issuing medical exemptions to anti-vaccine parents, a practice he says has escalated since the state adopted more stringent standards on mandatory vaccination.

“Some schools are reporting that more than 20 percent of their students have a medical exemption,” Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, said in a statement introducing the bill. “It is clear that a small number of physicians are monetizing their exemption-granting authority and profiting from the sale of medical exemptions.”