Four years ago, a California pediatrician was given a 35-month probationary period by the State Board of Health because four years ago he wrote a series of letters exempting a baby from all childhood vaccines.
Dr. Bob Sears, a well-known critic of compulsory vaccinations, is accused of not having received a detailed medical history before writing the letters. However, the doctor has defended himself in social media by saying that he's the mother of the child at her word when she explained that her son had badly responded to vaccinations in the past.
"Why accept an agreement if I did not do anything wrong?" He wrote in a Facebook post. "A child and his mother came to me for help." The mother described how her baby had experienced a moderate to severe neurological response to vaccines nearly three years ago, and she was afraid that a judge in her upcoming hearing would force her to: to resume their vaccinations now.
"Is not it my job to listen to my patients and to believe what a parent tells their baby? ", asked he." Do not all doctors do this with their patients? After all, I do not want a child to get medical treatment. It could do more harm.
Sears said it took more than a year to get the boy's medical records containing information about previous vaccinations.
In his mail he wrote that he had agreed to an agreement with the doctor (1
The doctor will continue to be allowed to practice while continuing parole, but he is required to take an ethics clause in addition to 40 hours of medical education for each year of probation, during which time he will be supervised by another doctor.
"It's not a trivial decision, it's not a slap on the hand," said Dorit Reiss, a University of California, Hastings law professor , the Los Angeles Times . "It's really limiting his ability to practice. He is now a doctor under supervision. "
Sears said the medical committee ruled four more cases against him for similar cases of alleged misconduct.
"It seems like there's an attempt to hold me on probation for the rest of my medical career," Sears wrote .