RULING ON VACCINATIONS Kanawha Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Vaccinations For Schoolchildren
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 17, 2012 11:24 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 17, 2012 12:21 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A Kanawha County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed new vaccination requirements for schoolchildren are illegal.
Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman says in a ruling issued Wednesday that the Department of Health and Human Resources' rule is consistent with state law and doesn't exceed the Legislature's limits on interpretive rules.
Delegate Patrick Lane filed the lawsuit on behalf of six families. The lawsuit argued that the DHHR can't require additional vaccines without the Legislature's approval.
Lane didn't immediately return a telephone message Wednesday.
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