Monday, July 17, 2017

Kansas Court Says No Appeal On Vaccination Order For Children In State Custody

In an unpublished opinion, a Kansas state appeals court appears to have held that a mother who has religious objections to vaccination has no right to appeal a trial court order that her children, who have previously been placed in temporary custody of the state, receive physician-recommended vaccinations.  In In the Interest of M.H.D., K.S.D., and O.H.D., (KA App., July 14, 2017), the court held that while the mother was given a hearing on the issue at the trial court level, the trial court order entered more than 30 days after the children's placement does not fit within the category of orders over which Kansas statutes give the Court of Appeal appellate jurisdiction.