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House backs measure barring mandatory vaccines for foster children

Published on May 10, 2017 under CommunityImpact

What started as Texas House members discussing a bill that would improve the state’s Child Protective Services agency turned into a heated debate over vaccines — and whether they should be required for children placed in foster care. And when the debate over House Bill 39 was over Wednesday, members passed a bill that would prevent new foster children from being vaccinated. HB 39, by state Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston, requires the Department of Family Protective Services to perform medical exams on children who have been in CPS custody for more than three business days. For children in rural areas, […]

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