2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 24 - Health and Safety
Article 5 - Immunization
Section 24-5-2 - Unlawful to enroll in school unimmunized; unlawful to refuse to permit immunization.

NM Stat § 24-5-2 (2016) What's This?

24-5-2. Unlawful to enroll in school unimmunized; unlawful to refuse to permit immunization.

It is unlawful for any student to enroll in school unless he has been immunized, as required under the rules and regulations of the health services division [public health division] of the health and environment department [department of health], and can provide satisfactory evidence of such immunization. Provided that, if he produces satisfactory evidence of having begun the process of immunization, he may enroll and attend school as long as the immunization process is being accomplished in the prescribed manner. It is unlawful for any parent to refuse or neglect to have his child immunized, as required by this section, unless the child is properly exempted.

History: 1953 Comp., 12-3-4.2, enacted by Laws 1959, ch. 329, 2; 1975, ch. 25, 1; 1977, ch. 253, 21.

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