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General information - mostly pretains to USA
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(includes current statutes, letters & forms)


Current Statutes & Laws: see below
Medical, Religious & Philosophical

Vaccination is NOT compulsory in Australia.
The Australian Government has not made vaccination mandatory and you can choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Some state and territory public health orders can mandate vaccination in certain circumstances. For example, for some types of employment and for some community activities. [Australian Government Depart of Health]

Note: The above information paints a different picture from what some news articles have pictured.
Check local sources.

links to "Check your local state and territory website for directives, hotspot information and travel restrictions:"
COVID-19 Alerts

Currently: Families with a Conscientious or Religious exemption or a partially vaccinated child will be denied Family Tax Benefit unless the child is:
* Enrolled in a "catch-up" program with NIPS. (ends January 2017)
* Is Medically Exempt.
* Has contracted a disease or diseases and thus has natural immunity.
* A vaccine is unavailable.


For Exemptions and Support in Australia :

Australian Vaccination Network (AVN)

Vaccination Information Service

VISA - Vaccination Information Serving Australia | Facebook

Australian Vaccination Network
Phone: 02 6687 1699
Fax: 02 6687 2032
Postal address:
PO Box 177
Bangalow NSW 2479

Vaccination Information Service
P.O. Box 4, Turramurra NSW 2074 Australia
Phone: +61 (0) 2 9144 6625
Fax: +61 (0) 2 8021 6627
Email: "vaccinfo" + "@" + ""


NewBorn Birthing Plan and Birth Exemptions
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Begin New Born Birthing Plan and Birth Exemptions
[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific New Born Exemption Information.
None at this time.


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Birth Exemptions:

For those who are planning a hospital birth but want to evade invasive routine post natal procedures such as a Hep B shot, vitamin K injection, newborn screening, or the application of silver nitrate in the newborn's eyes, a very specific birthing plan must be submitted to the hospital in advance of the birth. Hospital staff must be informed, in advance, of your needs, wants and desires where your baby and birthing experience are concerned. The same applies to midwives.


  • Create the Birthplan. Or modify one of our ours to fit your state laws and any other personal circumstances. (see below)
  • Sign the birthplan in front of a Notary.
  • Submit the birth plan to your hospital or midwife. Keep a couple extra copies in case plans change.
  • Make sure affected parties (doctors, nurses, etc) understand your requirements and wishes.
  • Plan on having one or two trusted persons stay with the mother and child to watch the child at all times while in the hospital, so no unwanted injections are given the baby.
  • The birth plan arrangements and letter should be turned in before delivery date.
  • The "Refusal to Permit Medical Treatment" form below is optional.
  • The "Refusal to Register Live Birth" form below is also optional.

[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific information Birth Plans
None at this time.

(To be used with hospitals and/or midwives)

(Links to model birth plan letters)

Model Birth Plan Letter for Hospital Births. You can attach an exemption from immunizations. In some states, there are religious exemptions from newborn screening tests such as PKU, etc...

Information on the Dangers of Hospital Birth and the Benefits of Home Birth from

Our best and most itemized birthplan:
Word-Document (.doc) birthplan-itemized.doc  |   PDF-Document (.pdf) birthplan-itemized.pdf

(HTML) BirthPlan-Itemized for reading on screen. Includes handy small dictionary of terms in the document.

Word-Document (.doc) Model Letter for Hospital Births (Model11425.doc)

Model Birth Plan Letter for Hospital Births. This one is more detailed.

Word-Document (.doc) Model letter for hospital births 2.doc (11426)

Model Birth Plan Letter for Hospital Births for an adopted child...
Model letter for hospital births for adoptions -- Dear Doctor and Medical Staff.doc (11427)
Word-Document (.doc) Model letter for hospital births for adoptions.doc

The birth plan arrangements and letter should be turned in before delivery date.
This "Refusal to Permit Medical Treatment" form below is optional.

[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific information Medical Treatment Refusal
None at this time.

GENERAL INFORMATION (Medical Refusal Forms and Affidavit)

"Refusal to Permit Medical Treatment" form
A generic form.
PDF-file (.pdf) letters/refusal_treatment.pdf

It would be good idea to use the AFFIDAVIT below AND a model birth plan letter from above above.
Affidavit - Birth Exemptions
HTML (simple text) Affidavit to modify.

AFFIDAVIT in Microsoft Word Word-Document (.doc) format. (may be modified)

If your Title and Paragraph number of your state law is not pasted to the left, click here for the link to your state law.

Affidavit: Definition and some terms.

[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific information Vitamin K
None at this time.


1. Make an informed choice as far ahead of birth as possible.

2. See the Black box warning in the FDA Package Insert for the Injection.

3. Know your options: Pre-Birth Diet, Oral Vitamin K, or synthetic Vitamin K Injection.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K Injection...

The Question of Vitamin K for Newborns
"Essentially all human infants are born with very low blood levels of vitamin K and, since low amounts of vitamin K crosses into breast milk, levels remain low for several weeks after birth in breastfed babies. The purpose of this natural, universal experience of low vitamin K levels in newborns is not known. ..."
"Mouse and epidemiologic studies indicate that the neonatal “deficiency” of vitamin K, which promotes cell turnover, may actually protect the developing fetus from damaging substances that “escape the primary placental screen.”
Read the rest of the article here:

The prescribing information on Vitamin K shot states that fatalities are an adverse reaction according to the Merck pharmaceutical package insert.


"The injectable form of vitamin K can rarely cause severe (sometimes fatal) allergic reactions when given by injection into a muscle or vein. Therefore, vitamin K should be injected into a muscle or vein only when it cannot be given by injection under the skin or taken by mouth, or when your doctor has judged that the benefit is greater than the risk. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing."
Potential exists for the newborn to experience hypersensitivity to any component of this medication.
Each milliliter contains: Phytonadione .. 2 mg or 10 mg
Inactive ingredients:
Polyoxyethylated fatty acid derivative .... 70 mg
Dextrose................................... 37.5 mg
Water for Injection, q.s. .................. 1 mL
Added as preservative: Benzyl alcohol .... 0.9%

Links to prescribing information for Vitamin K:

Archive: Year 2002 Merck Vitamin K Package Insert - Aquamephyton PI | posted on Scribd

My daughter's Vitamin K injection injury Chairwoman and all ...
One Woman's experience: [PDF]

Alternatives to Vitamin K Prophylaxis...

Although oral vitamin K is not licensed for use as a drug by the FDA, drops for oral administration are available. Typically, one drop contains 2 mg. of vitamin K. Contact a midwife in your area, or a birthing supply company (such as, or Scientific Botanicals (206 527-5521) where your health care provider can order liquid vitamin K directly.

Here's another much safer alternative that your chiropractor or naturopath can order for you.


Or buy direct from

Good article with links to sources of oral and natural vitamin K

A good organic whole food diet along with lots of leafy green vegetables is all that is necessary to prevent vitamin K deficiency in newborns.

More Information:
Daily Med - Package Insert:

VRM: First Strike – The Dark Side of The Vitamin K Shot

Informed Consent Defense (2020 Pilot Survey)
Wonderful Graphs comparing various unvaccinated vs vaccinated disease rates for vaccines and Vitamin K at birth PDF 4.8MB

[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific information Hepatitis B
None at this time.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Most states now require the Hepatitis B vaccine for newborns. Many parents are also cornered by emergency room personnel during accident visits. Hospitals nationally are under pressure to utilize every opportunity to score a "hit." If your pediatrician understands your views, get him involved with the hospital. As a last resort, protect your right to receive quality care in by asking hospital personal to sign the following waiver. Usually, you'll never find anybody in the hospital to sign this simple form, but you well get relief from demands to vaccinate your child.

"I certify that the (Name of Vaccine)________ vaccine being administered to (Name of Child)_________ is free from all known and yet unknown zoonotic or human viruses or viral fragments and will not cause acute or chronic illness in the recipient due to viral contamination or as a reaction to the components of this vaccine. (Signature of Physician and Date)_________."

If you do get a signature, hold on to the form.

See Birth Plans for more information on avoiding Hep B Vaccination at birth

[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific information Eyedrops
None at this time.

Eyedrops: General

Some states require Prophylaxis against Gonococcal OPHTHALMIA NEONATORUM.

A discussion of medical and legal issues regarding Silver Nitrate in the eyes of the newborn is here:
PDF file: Statutory Law USA: Requiring Silver Nitrate in Eyes of Newborns at:
Written by Dr. Ronald B. Standler, attorney in Massachusetts and consultant

Blog type discussion of pros and cons of eyedrops for newborn is here:

[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific information New Born Screening
None at this time.

New Born Screening: General

U.S. states now require screening of newborn babies for specific diseases.

Conditions and legal status of "requirement" of newborn to be screened for each state:
National Newborn Screening Status Report

Newborn Genetic Screening Privacy Laws
(includes links to laws for various states)
Archived Copy:

Newborn screening From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Federal NewBorn Screening Law

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Waivers: Read - Modify or Do Not Sign
[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific information Waivers
None at this time.

Waivers - Take Care In Signing
If you take your new baby to an MD as opposed to a naturopath and/or chiropractor, please be aware of and careful of any forms you sign.

Our WARNING below is about signing (some) state approved and AAP created forms. See this letter from our director, Ingri Cassel, before you consider signing waiver forms.


To ALL who choose to partially vaccinate or NOT vaccinate their children:

We (here in Idaho) are hearing more reports of schools and daycares across our state not honoring legal and valid vaccine exemptions. The following article contains very important information as to why you do NOT want to sign AAP's (state adopted) exemption form: ...

Filing a NO Vaccination Notice – for patients, employees and students (Your_Choice)

Older letter regarding exemptions in Idaho (similar to many states today)

Dear VacLib Members and Friends -

Wanted to give you all a heads up on state issued exemption forms. I haven't had to deal with this personally for several years, and I always crossed out sentences or clauses, and often adding some of my own, before signing their exemption of medical release type of forms. When Donna Carrillo began to diligently search out existing exemption forms and posting them, I read over a couple of them and encouraged people to make up their own whenever possible. After having a "closer encounter" with such a form - a form provided to the state of Idaho by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and used by licensed Idaho daycares, I was shocked into the VERY REAL danger of signing these forms without changing them significantly.

Any form one affixes their initials to, dates and affixes their signature to at the end is a LEGAL document. All statements prior to your signature you must agree to fully OR restrict your signature to say that you are signing under TDC - threat, duress, and coercion. The form that my daughter was told she needed to fill out for this daycare is posted here: ChildCareExemptForm.pdf. On this form, she crossed out all the "nots" and in her personal statement she further clarified that she understands fully the risks of vaccinating her child.

I have since found out that most public schools and daycares in other states also use a similar form. Basically, by initialing and signing this form as is, you are admitting to understanding that "vaccine preventable" diseases are extremely deadly and ALSO admitting to negligence for willfully denying your son/daughter the life saving protection that vaccines offer. These forms are MEANT to not only be intimidating but to catch the legally ignorant off guard. This is very serious to me since all states have adopted the federally funded Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act which gives states the right to literally steal your children for up to 48 hours -- the time they have to prove child neglect OR abuse.

If it were ME, I would insist that they accept a form that I provide them since it satisfies the law. If there are any problems or they insist on me using their form, I would cite the law and ask the school or daycare provider where it actually says in state statute that this particular form is the only form that will satisfy the law. Since your parental rights are at stake here, it is best to be vigilant and err on the side of being overly cautious.

A modified AAP form is posted here that you may wish to use with your doctor: AAPmodified.htm

AAPmodified.doc MSWord .DOC file  |   AAPmodified.pdf PDF file, best for printing.

Not all State employees are aware of the law and many exhibit the Hitler Complex. Take a firm stand. Some individuals have had difficulty getting the required forms. Such arrogance on the part of State employees should be reported to the Director of your state Department of Health.

See: [archive] Why Signing a Waiver to Avoid Vaccines Can Be Considered Abuse
She is referring to the Refusal To Vaccinate From developed by The American Academy of Pediatrics, not a regular religious or conscientious exemption letter or form.

Black's Law Dictionary - Sixth Edition - the definition of Affidavit. This is the dictionary used by the American Bar Association and all judges/magistrates/attorneys.

Affidavit - A written or printed declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and confirmed by oath or affirmation of the party making it, taken before a person having authority to administer such oath or affirmation. [notary]

Warning: Any affidavit we supply is a suggestion or template for you to modify to fit your beliefs or understanding of facts. The "facts" are those of the person signing the affidavit.
Some definitions for terms on AFFIDAVIT:

Further Affiant Saith Not

Affiant: a person who makes an affidavit.

Saith: A third person singular present tense of say.

Sui Juris: having full legal capacity to act on one's own behalf : not subject to the authority of another

Propria Persona: In ones own proper person.

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[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific information LETTERS FORMS AFFIDAVITS
None at this time.
If you use any of these letters, they will need modifying for Australian laws.

Letters Forms Affidavits (General)

Affidavit Index for all Ages: Affidavit Index

Links to Model birth plan letters (above).

Link to Refusal to Permit Medical Treatment form

Links to Affidavit - Birth

An Adult Affidavit, with Christian beliefs, is here. (MSDOC file) Feel free to modify as needed.

Dr. Tenpenny had the following forms on her web site. (Now Archived) The forms are generic and may be used in any state. Check any references that might need updating.

Affidavit for Parents Participating in International Adoption (Word) (pdf)
Hep B vaccine in hospital for newborn refusal, sample (pdf)
OSHA Declination Statement Form (also, pdf)
Religious exemption letter that was approved in Florida (Word) (pdf)
School Vaccine Exemption Form, sample (Word) (pdf)
TB testing refusal, sample (pdf)
Childcare and School Immunization Requirements

Sample Vaccine Letters. from archived on

Short Sample Vaccine Letter

Most states now require the Hepatitis B vaccine for newborns. Many parents are also cornered by emergency room personnel during accident visits. Hospitals nationally are under pressure to utilize every opportunity to score a "hit." If your pediatrician understands your views, get him involved with the hospital. As a last resort, protect your right to receive quality care in the following manner. (Usually, you'll never find anybody in the hospital to sign this simple form):

"I certify that the (Name of Vaccine)________ vaccine being administered to (Name of Child)_________ is free from all known and yet unknown zoonotic or human viruses or viral fragments and will not cause acute or chronic illness in the recipient due to viral contamination or as a reaction to the components of this vaccine. (Signature of Physician and Date)_________."

If you do get a signature, hold on to the form.

The ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY is imperative in exercising your rights for legal exemptions from forced medical experimentation and legalized bioterrorism. DO be prepared to fight for your baby's rights!
An index page to various Acceptance of Responsibility) forms is here:

Religious exemption forms will be listed below under Daycare Schools Colleges

Did not find your state exemption form on our site?
Then try this link to forms for all 50 states and D. of Columbia.

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Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) - Immunisation medical exemption Form

See this web site for information on exemptions in "daycare" (Medical only) versus "compulsory" phase of school.
Conscientious Objection
As there is no requirement for children to be vaccinated to be enrolled in the compulsory phases of school, there is also no requirement for the parents of unvaccinated children to formally conscientiously object to the vaccination of their children.

Medicare Australia


Your child may have an exemption from the immunisation requirements if:

What are the exemptions?

To receive these benefits without being fully immunised your immunisation provider needs to certify that:

     •   Your child has a medical reason not to have a particular vaccination;
     •   Your child has had a disease and has a natural immunity;
     •   A particular vaccine is unavailable.

Official Form Required: Use Vaccine Exemption due to Medical Contraindication

Daycare & Preschools:

Colleges & Universities:


If you use any of these letters below, they will need to be modified in wording to reflect laws of Australia.

[USA, probably NOT Australia] State specific information TB Testing
Not at this time

General Information: TB and/or Lead Testing

Standard Interpretations
09/23/1997 - The Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and the Enforcement Procedures for TB.
"Finally, be aware that participation in the employer's skin testing program is voluntary on the part of the employee. OSHA does not require that employees participate in TB skin testing, only that the employer make such skin testing available to employees."
Generic letter for Exemption to TB Testing:
HTML (text): Exemption-tb-test.html

MS Doc file: Exemption-tb-test.doc

TB and Lead Testing Links:
F L Y E R    LETTER    Exemption_Letters    OSHA_and_TB_test    Tubersol    Treatment    TB_Screening    Alternatives/Additional_Information

The above TB and Lead exemption letters are courtesy of Deirdre DeVane of Wash DC. Thank you Deirdre!
The adult TB letters were edited by Sherri Tenpenny. Thank you Sherri!

TB can be detected by biofeedback machines that are hooked up to a computer, such as the QXCI, Best BioMeridian MSAS (Meridian Stress Assessment) or Electro Dermal Screening, Quantum Life System, and the F-Scan. You will need to ask specifically for a pathogen scan, especially TB. You will also need to request a printout with the results.

Next (below) in Misc are some QXCI and other practitioners. (If known.)

Misc Info and explanation of QXCI - Etc.


(The SCIO and the EPFX are the same device.
It is known as the EPFX in the USA and the SCIO world wide.)
Source: [Now inactive]

National (USA) search on business site for EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO Practitioners.

Use Google or other search engine to find a BioMeridian Practitioner in your area.

If you do not find a practitioner, you can contact the current device manufacturer for the practitioner in your area.

**state** State specific information Misc/QXCI

QXCI providers in **state**

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