June 2018 LACBA MCLE Test and Answer Sheet


Test No. 279: Health First

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Test Sheet

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1. Community or “herd” immunity occurs when a significant proportion of the population is vaccinated.

2. All 50 states require children to receive certain vaccinations before attending public school.

3. Generally speaking, there are three types of exemptions to the requirement that children be vaccinated before entering school: medical, religious, and philosophical or personal belief.

4. Not all states grant exemptions from mandatory vaccination of children for medical reasons.

5.Most states grant exemptions for persons who have bona fide religious beliefs against immunization.

6. All states grant exemptions for persons who have personal or philosophical beliefs against immunization.

7. An individual’s Fourteenth Amendment liberty interest always precludes the state from compelling individuals to submit to reasonable regulations for the purpose of protecting the public.

8. California’s immunization law is codified in Health and Safety Code Section 120325 et seq.

9. Health & Safety Code Section 120325 mandates immunization of school-age children against 10 specific diseases: diphtheria, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, rubella, tetanus and varicella (chickenpox).

10. Before SB 277, parents could exempt their child from immunization based on their personal belief.

11. The personal belief exemption (PBE) to mandatory childhood vaccination was eliminated under SB 277.

12. The religious exemption to mandatory childhood vaccination was eliminated by SB 277.

13. Under SB 277, children are able to attend school if they either receive the immunizations required by law or obtain a medical exemption from the requirement from an authorized health care provider.

14. Authorized health care providers include school nurses and certain naturopaths, in addition to medical and osteopathic doctors.

15. The regulations enacted under SB 277 do not apply to private schools or day care centers.

16. Kindergartners are allowed to conditionally enroll in school if they have not completed the required vaccinations under certain conditions.

17. After SB 277, parents with personal or philosophical objections to vaccinations may homeschool their children on their own or in collaboration with a few other families, or participate in certain independent study programs offered by public schools.

18. The courts have found that SB 277 violates due process and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.

19. Education is a fundamental interest under the California Constitution.

20. After the passage of SB 277, the number of children claiming PBEs declined, but the rate of children claiming medical exemption increased dramatically


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* The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.