(1) A prospective pupil seeking to attend school is exempt from those immunization requirements specified in a religious exemption that is prepared and signed in accordance with the requirements of 20-5-405, MCA. The religious exemption must be prepared using form HES 113 "Affidavit of Exemption on Religious Grounds from Montana School Immunization Law and Rules" provided by the department.

(2) The form must be provided to the school prior to attendance by the pupil. 

(3) The original copy of the claim of religious exemption must be kept by the school as part of the pupil's school record.


History: 20-5-407, MCA; IMP, 20-5-405, 20-5-406, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1265, Eff. 8/2/80; AMD, 1980 MAR p. 1699, Eff. 6/27/80; AMD, 1983 MAR p. 852, Eff. 7/15/83; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 1214, Eff. 6/11/93; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 913; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1074, Eff. 7/1/05; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 1328, Eff. 10/9/21.