District News & Press Releases

Senate Bill 276 will strengthen oversight of the medial exemption process, which some doctors in the state are abusing by selling medical exemptions to parents

June 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released their annual immunization assessment today, showing that the percentage of Kindergartners with permanent medical exemptions have risen once again from 0.2 percent prior to the passage of SB 277 in 2015, to 0.9 percent this year.

Senate Bill 276 will strengthen oversight of the medial exemption process, which some doctors in the state are abusing by selling medical exemptions to parents

May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As our country is experiencing the greatest number of measles infections in 25 years – 940 cases this year to date – the California Medical Board voted on Tuesday to support requirements in SB 276 that there is a review of medical exemptions and allow the Medical Board to receive medical exemption data to allow investigations of unscrupulous physicians.

Measles was declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, but so far in 2019 there have been 45 confirmed cases of measles; there were 21 confirmed cases of measles in 2018

May 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – As our country is experiencing the greatest number of measles infections in 25 years – 880 cases this year to date – Senate Bill 276, authored by Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, representing the San Diego area, was passed by the California State Senate on a vote of 24 to 10.