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(1) The following are considered adequate documentation of immunization for the purposes of this subchapter, subject to the restriction in (2):

(a) a record from any local health department in the United States, signed by a local health officer or nurse;

(b) a certificate signed by a local health officer or nurse;

(c) any official immunization record, if information has been recorded and signed or stamped by a physician, physician's designee, local health officer, or that officer's designee; or an official report from the statewide immunization information system, or a healthcare provider's medical record system;

(d) a form approved by the U.S. federal government;

(e) any state's official parent maintained immunization record;

(f) the international certificates of vaccination approved by the world health organization; or

(g) in the case of vaccine administered outside of the United States, a record of the vaccination signed by an official of the principal public health agency of the country where the vaccination occurred.

(2) Vaccine administration data may not be filled out by a parent, guardian or other person unless they are a physician, health department official or person otherwise authorized to do so by this subchapter.

(3) The following are considered adequate documentation in lieu of receiving required vaccines:

(a) the conditional enrollment form prescribed by the department;

(b) documentation of a medical exemption signed by a physician;

(c) documentation of immunity from varicella, measles, mumps, or rubella by laboratory evidence or diagnosis/verification of disease by physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant; or

(d) documentation of a religious exemption, signed and notarized at the start of each school year; or in a postsecondary setting, each year beginning with the date the pupil commences attendance.

History: 20-5-407, MCA; IMP, 20-5-402, MCA; NEW, 2005 MAR p. 1074, Eff. 7/1/05; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 1493, Eff. 10/1/15.

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