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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
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4/13/22  8:08 am
Commenter: Chelsea T


I’m really glad that requests like this are finally being made to regulate demands that healthcare practitioners can make of their patients. In regards to vaccination requirements— I believe it is unconstitutional to require patients to receive vaccinations and it violates bodily autonomy. Vaccinations should be a personal choice not a requirement. 
I believe asking patients to disclose their vaccination status is wrong as well. 
In regards to masking, I don’t believe there is any harm in asking patients (without medical conditions that would impair their breathing) to wear a mask but I think that should be at the discretion of the medical health provider and not a generic blanket requirement. 

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