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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) a medical exemption statement prepared in accordance with the requirements of 20-5-405, MCA;

(c) a religious exemption prepared in accordance with the requirements of 20-5-405, MCA; or

(d) 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. The tests must indicate serological evidence of immunity and must be performed by a CLIA-approved lab. A copy of the test results must be attached to the pupil's official immunization record.


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; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 1328, Eff. 10/9/21.

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