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what is the difference between those?? everytime i ask someone for sample copies of a michigan religious exemption and a philosophical exemption, i get ponited to these sites that describe the forms as waivers or refusal forms.<br><br>
are they the same things as a true exemption? what makes an exemption valid and legal, and how do you get it notorized?<br><br>
thanks in advance, i need help with this!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">what is the difference between those?? everytime i ask someone for sample copies of a michigan religious exemption and a philosophical exemption, i get ponited to these sites that describe the forms as waivers or refusal forms.<br><br>
are they the same things as a true exemption? what makes an exemption valid and legal, and how do you get it notorized?</div>
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I don't know what you would need a waiver or refusal form for. Unless some parents take those to their doctor or to the hospital before they give birth. Or perhaps it's just semantics?<br><br>
I see MI had all three exemptions - religious, philo, med.,<br><a href="http://www.909shot.com/state-site/state-exemptions2.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.909shot.com/state-site/state-exemptions2.pdf</a><br><br>
Since vaccines are not a LAW in the US, you don't need anything until your child goes to school or day care. At that time you need an exemption to the vaccines they mandate. That's it.<br><br>
What makes it legal is that it is your child and you are in charge of health care decisions. The fact that there is no vaccine law, makes your decision legal. We got an exemption from vaccines for my grandson and he goes to a public school and there has never been a problem. It was very simple. We did get it notarized but that was not even necessary. We just did it so that it looks good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
But since you are expecting, you could make sure you have a birth plan in place and make sure your doc knows that you are refusing the Hep B or Vita K shots for the newborn (if that is what you are doing).
 

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<a href="http://www.909shot.com/state-site/Michigan.htm" target="_blank">http://www.909shot.com/state-site/Michigan.htm</a><br><br>
In Michigan, you have philosophical/religious/medical exemptions. It isn't required that you use a state form, but there is one available. It looks like all you have to do is present the administrator of the child's school with written documentation that the child should not be vaccinated due to religious conviction (philo/medical...whatever applies).<br><br>
In Michigan you need to differentiate between a "temporary" and "permanent" exemption and of course, make sure you list the child's name and DOB (I know, I know...)<br><br>
Keep in mind that they cannot ask you what religion you are.<br><br>
Most banks have notary publics...as do courthouses.
 

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thanks for the responses!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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But since you are expecting, you could make sure you have a birth plan in place and make sure your doc knows that you are refusing the Hep B or Vita K shots for the newborn (if that is what you are doing).</td>
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yes, i have been working on a birth plan in case i have to transfer, but as of right now, everything is looking good and i am planning on birthing at home with a midwife. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> i will definitely be refusing hep b if i go to the hosp though. vit k i am not sure of yet, i haven't researched it enough. ds didn't get it though, the midwife said it didnt need to be done, so we didnt do it. this time around, i'd like to be more informed about it though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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