I know laws vary state to state so I will start off by telling you she lives in Florida, she's 3 years old, and pretty much a healthy kid.
My sister's husband got a new job after they moved to Florida and the insurance has no kicked in. The gave her a list of Dr.'s the accept so she started making calls to set up appointments. First she called the ones she heard good things about. They would make an appointment then ask her if her daughter was up to date on her shots. My sister would reply no, we're against vaccinating her. These r.'s would then refuse to see her and treat her. Several of them gave her an earful about how what she was doing is wrong and blah blah blah. One even said they "Don't want your diseased child coming in here and making our other patients sick!" Really?! WTH people?!
They wouldn't even let her tell them why she is doing it. Yes, the Autism link is one of the reasons, but NOT the only one. And they asked they would have found out that she is allergic to MANY medications. Motrin, alot of antibiotics, and many more. If mild meds like that affect her can you imagine have 4 strong shots put into your body? If you have a reaction it's not like it will wear off in a few hours once you quit taking it. Also, anther big thing is tourettes. Her husband (her daughter's father) has it. Mild, but he has it. When he was around the kindergarten age ad he had to get a bunch of shot he's tourettes got 100x's worse. Nobody made the connection back then though. He went from just some mild grunting to ticks and flinging his arms and legs at times. The medications he couldn' take. They made him want to kill himself, sleep all day, and other things. A couple years ago he got a flu shot (up until then he only would grunt once in awhile, not even everyday and that was it) within a small amount of time the ticks came back like he had had them in grade school. Even the arms moving, everything. It lasted a little over a year then slowly he went back to the grunting every so often. Obviously this would lead you to believe it is related, right? There are few people in his family with tourettes, not just him. This is another reason she chose not to vax her baby girl.
This post it NOT meant to turn into a autism/vax fight in the comments section...those will be deleted. Yes, that is ONE of the reasons she chose not to, but NOT the only reason.
Long story short, she went through this with 11 Doctors until she finally called the Last one of the list and they said they would see her no problem. Granted is someone she's never heard of and knows nothing about but atleast it's someone. She lucked out, otherwise they'd have insurance but no one would provide medical care to her 3 year old girl.
So this leads me back to my question. Is this legal? They can refuse to see her even if she though she told them she has a religious exempt form from the health department?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!