(a)  Certification of a medical exemption by a physician pursuant to G.S. 130A-156 shall be in writing and shall state the basis of the exemption, the specific vaccine or vaccines the individual should not receive, and the length of time the exemption will apply for the individual.

(b)  Medical contraindications for which medical exemptions may be certified by a physician for immunizations are included in the most recent General Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Public Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publication, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which is adopted by reference including subsequent amendments and additions. A copy is available for inspection in the Immunization Section at 1330 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. Internet access is available by searching www.cdc.gov/nip.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑152(c); 130A‑156;

Eff. July 1, 1979;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 1988, for a period of 180 days to expire on July 29, 1988;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000; January 4, 1993; February 1, 1990; March 1, 1988;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.