Are dentists obligated to treat unvaccinated kids?
from Dr. Bicuspid
Are dentists obligated to treat children without vaccinations? This is a question that the risk management staff of The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC) is hearing with increasing frequency. They explored the ethical and legal considerations in the August issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association. Measles was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, but measles outbreaks are making headlines nearly 20 years later. As of August 1, nearly 1,170 cases of measles were reported in 30 states, and dentists are rightly concerned about disease transmission to young and immunocompromised patients.
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