Vaccine Requirement Questions
Updated September 2019.
We continue to be as vigilant as ever in California to protect your homeschool freedoms.
We have monitored and reviewed SB 276 and SB 714 (Pan, 2019). While SB 276 and SB 714 are an attack on parental rights, they are not changing the section that excludes home-based private school students (private homeschool students) from mandatory immunizations. This includes students who are enrolled in a home-based private school (whose family filed their own Private School Affidavit) and students enrolled in a Private School Satellite Program (PSP).
Home-based private school students are still excluded from the section of the law requiring immunizations.
Below is the actual text with the exclusion in the California Health and Safety Code, Division 105, Part 2, Chapter 1, Section 120335 (where it lists the required immunizations):
(f) This section does not apply to a pupil in a home-based private school or a pupil who is enrolled in an independent study program pursuant to Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 51745) of Chapter 5 of Part 28 of the Education Code and does not receive classroom-based instruction.
You can see the entire chapter of the Health and Safety Code that contains this section here.
We at FPM are not attorneys, and we are not giving out legal advice. Our organization focuses solely on the legislative aspect of protecting private home education.
If you have further specific questions regarding this or any other legal issue, please contact HSLDA, whose staff is available to answer legal questions for their members.
For more information, read HSLDA’s “Updates to California Immunizations Laws and Related Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements” published on September 20, 2016.
(This page is not intended to be, nor does it constitute the giving of legal advice.)