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‘Vaccine discrimination’ law ruled unconstitutional for health care facilities
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‘Vaccine discrimination’ law ruled unconstitutional for health care facilities

HELENA — A federal judge has struck down parts of Montana’s “vaccine discrimination” law, ruling it unconstitutional in regard to employers and employees of health care settings.Montana’s HB 702 prevents employers in Montana from discriminating against an individual due to their vaccination status, effectively preventing employers from requiring any kind of vaccine for employment.The Montana Medical Association, Montana Nurses Association, a number of medical facilities and impacted individuals challenged the law saying it “jeopardizes physicians’ ability to maintain best practices now in place for protecting patients and staff from vaccine-preventable diseases” and alleged the law is unconstitutional in regards to health care facilities.On Friday, Judge Donald W. Molloy for the United ...