Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0240-02-09-.03 - EXEMPTIONS

Current through March 20, 2022

(1) A student who is required to show proof of immunization under these rules may be exempted from the requirements only under the following circumstances:
(a) Where a physician licensed by the board of medical examiners, the board of osteopathic examiners or a health department certifies in writing that a particular vaccine is contraindicated for one (1) of the following reasons:
1. The individual meets the criteria for contraindication set forth in the manufacturer's vaccine package insert;
2. The individual meets the criteria for contraindication published by the CDC-ACIP; or
3. In the best professional judgment of the physician, based upon the individual's medical condition and history, the risk of harm from the vaccine outweighs the potential benefit.
(b) Where a parent or guardian or, in the case of an adult student, the student provides to the institution a written statement, affirmed under penalties of perjury, that vaccination conflicts with the religious tenets and practices of the parent or guardian or, in the case of an adult student, the student.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0240-02-09-.03
Emergency rules filed January 29, 2018; effective through July 28, 2018. Original rules filed January 29, 2018; effective 4/29/2018.

Authority: T.C.A. ยง 49-7-124.

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