General Assembly Debates A Bill That Could Put Marylander’s Parental Rights In Jeopardy

Children 14 or older could get vaccinated without parental consent.

Annapolis, MD – (MO) A bill before the Maryland Senate could take away parental rights and give their minor children the ability to get vaccinated without their consent.

Bill 378 says a child 14 or older can make their own decision to get vaccinated. The legislation allows developmentally disabled children to make the decision about vaccinations if a health care provider believes the child understands their decision about vaccinations.

The bill would also ban health care providers from releasing a child’s medical records to a parent without the child’s consent if a vaccination was given without the parent’s permission.

A Senate hearing on the bill is scheduled for February 22nd at 1PM.