Medical Board Says Prominent Vaccination Opponent Committed ‘Gross Negligence’
Dr. Bob Sears wrote a vaccination exemption for a 2-year-old child, relying only on the mother's testimony. He faces a wide range of penalties if found negligent, including the revocation or suspension of his medical license.
Los Angeles Times:
Dr. Bob Sears, Critic Of Vaccine Laws, Could Lose License After Exempting Toddler
Dr. Bob Sears, an Orange County pediatrician and nationally known critic of vaccination laws, faces the loss of his medical license after the state medical board accused him of improperly excusing a toddler from immunization and endangering both the child and the public. The Medical Board of California contends in legal documents released Thursday that Sears committed “gross negligence” and deviated from standard practice when he issued a letter in 2014 prescribing no more vaccines for the child. (Hamilton, 9/8)
The Orange County Register:
Dr. Bob Sears Faces Medical Board Discipline In Recommendation Not To Vaccinate
Dr. Bob Sears, the Capistrano Beach pediatrician who is an outspoken critic of mandatory vaccination laws, faces possible state Medical Board discipline after he recommended that a 2-year-old patient forgo immunizations, according to legal documents made public Thursday. (Perkes, 9/8)