HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-4804. Notification to parent or guardian. (1) Before an immunization is administered to any child in this state, the parent or guardian of the child shall be notified that:
(a) Immunizations are not mandatory and may be refused on religious or other grounds;
(b) Participation in the immunization registry is voluntary;
(c) The parent or guardian is entitled to an accurate explanation of the complications known to follow such immunization.
(2) At the time information is initially collected regarding any child for entry into the registry created pursuant to this chapter, the parent or guardian shall be notified that:
(a) They have the right under Idaho law to submit a statement pursuant to the provisions of sections 39-1118 and 39-4802, Idaho Code, which exempts them from any requirement to have information regarding the child entered into the registry;
(b) At any time they have the right to remove any information from the registry regarding the child; and
(c) Immunizations are not mandatory and may be refused on religious or other grounds.
(3) The decision of a parent or guardian to:
(a) Submit a statement pursuant to the provisions of either section 39-1118(2) or 39-4802(2), Idaho Code;
(b) Remove any information regarding the child from the registry pursuant to the provisions of section 39-4803(4), Idaho Code; or
(c) Refuse the immunization on religious or other grounds;
shall not be used in any manner against the interests of the parent or guardian in any administrative, civil or criminal action.
[39-4804, added 1999, ch. 347, sec. 3, p. 930; am. 2010, ch. 336, sec. 2, p. 890.]