2017 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 18 - Disease Prevention
Subtitle 4 - Miscellaneous Provisions
§ 18-403. Religious exemption

  • (a) In general. -- Unless the Secretary declares an emergency or disease epidemic, the Department may not require the immunization of an individual if:
    • (1) The individual objects to immunization because it conflicts with the individual's bona fide religious beliefs and practices; or
    • (2) The individual is a minor and the individual's parent or guardian objects to immunization because it conflicts with the parent or guardian's bona fide religious beliefs and practices.
  • (b) Rules and regulations. -- The Secretary shall adopt rules and regulations for religious exemptions under this section.
  • (c) Reports. -- Repealed.
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