Dr. Bob Sears, a well-known pediatrician from Dana Point, who was visited by parents who refuse to comply with the state's mandatory vaccine requirements, was tested by the Medical Board of California for 35 months.
which will come into effect on July 27, allows Sears to continue his medical practice, but requires him to complete 40 hours of education courses for each year of probation and a professional ethics course.
He must also be supervised by another licensed physician during his probationary period.
The board also requires that Sears notify all locations where he practices within seven days of the order's entry into force.
Sears has the terms of his probation by agreement to settle the case. A spokeswoman for Sears said he was not available for comment on Friday.
But in a long post on Facebook, where he has nearly 68,000 followers, Sears said he was being attacked by the Medical Board and stated that he had agreed to an agreement if he "did not do anything wrong" because he believes that it is pointless to fight the board's decision.
A complaint filed on September 2, 201
In this way, the complaint said Sears unmasked both the child and his mother's infections.
Sears argued in his Facebook post that he was just trying to help the boy's mother.
"The mother described how her baby had a moderate to severe neurological response to vaccines three years ago, and she was afraid of a judge in her upcoming year. Earing would force her to resume vaccinations now," he said. "Medical records of the reaction were not yet available and I gave the patient a letter of opinion to show the judge that the reaction was serious enough to justify not taking any further vaccinations."
The Medical Board investigated Sears case based on complaints, said spokesman Carlos Villatoro.
"So if we get a complaint that a doctor approves inappropriate medical exceptions to a vaccine, we'll investigate that," he said. "There is no particular effort by us to investigate physicians who authorize these exceptions."
Vaccine exemptions are a controversial topic in California, with passionate supporters on both sides. California passed Senate Bill 277 in 2015 after a measles outbreak at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim that left 147 people ill and into a multi-state public health crisis.
This new law requires parents to be exempted from a doctor if they do not want to vaccinate their children
Unvaccinated children are at risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that all parents vaccinate their children. The CDC recognizes that vaccines can cause side effects, but says they are mild.
Symptoms of a vaccine-preventable disease, however, can be serious or even fatal.
Even though many diseases are rare in the United States, unvaccinated US citizens traveling abroad may return these diseases, endangering unvaccinated children.
The CDC says serious side effects after vaccination are "very rare"
On Friday afternoon, some 4,700 admirers had volunteered to support Sears  The resident of Rancho Santa Margarita, Rachel Doroski, said she Consider consulting Sears for her daughter, who is now 9 years old, after reading Sears' Bestseller "The Vaccination Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child".
Doroski says she has autoimmune problems and fears that her daughter would react badly to vaccines.
"I'm not anti-vaccine," she said. "I just wanted to do what was right for my daughter at the time."
However, many of Sears's medical colleagues disagree with his belief that administering vaccines together would overload the immune system.
UCLA The pediatrician and specialist in infectious diseases, Dr. med. James D. Cherry says the idea of screening vaccines recommended by Sears is simply wrong.
"What's important is that we know all the risks, benefits and contraindications of the vaccines that we currently have," he said. "If we did not have measles vaccines, we could have 3,000 deaths a year."
"Some people only believe what they believe and not what the facts indicate."
Cherry said that there should be consequences for physicians who "fraudulently" grant exemptions from vaccinations.
"The Medical Board should investigate these cases and doctors should be punished."
Villatoro declined to confirm if the commission investigated more cases against Sears