In the last several years, the subject of child vaccinations has become a
contentious topic. The issue typically boils down to balancing parents'
rights to raise their own children as they see fit, and society's
desire to keep individual children and the public as a whole as safe as
possible from preventable illness.
If you'd like to check out the nuts-and-bolts legal stuff, the Kansas Legislature has passed numerous laws addressing childhood vaccinations:
KSA 65-508. Equipment, supplies, accommodations; competent supervision and care of children; rules and regulations; immunizations.
KSA 72-5208. Health tests and inoculations; definitions
KSA 72-5209. Same; certification of completion required, alternatives; duties of school boards.
KSA 72-510. Same; duties of public health departments and officers; fees, exception to payment.
State Library of Kansas Reference
Legislative Hotline: 1-800-432-3924