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          Wednesday, June 26, 2013

          Dorit Rubinstein Reiss on Parental Liability for Failure to Vaccinate

          UC Hastings Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss has a guest blog post at Bill of Health on whether parents can be liable under tort law for not vaccinating their children. In a word? Yes, they can.

          A previous blog post by another writer suggested that there are no grounds for imposing tort liability on parents for failure to vaccinate alone, even if it led to another person being infected. Professor Reiss says Mary Holland's post "is courteous and matter-of-fact, and there are certainly arguments for her position, especially the argument that common law rarely imposes a duty to act. But Ms. Holland did not make that case."

          The complete blog post by Professor Reiss, as well as the original comments from Mary Holland, can be found here.

          Dorit Rubinstein Reiss (LLB, Ph.D.) is Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. She has published articles on regulation and administrative law and teaches tort law. She is also a member of the Parents Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines and writes the blog Before Vaccines.

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