In a ruling legal experts said diminishes the power of the state’s Department of Children and Families, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled the department can’t vaccinate children in its custody without parental approval.

In finding vaccinations do not constitute medical treatment Tuesday, the court said the cases of parents whose rights are not terminated have the authority to say whether their children can be vaccinated for childhood diseases. The decision overturned a lower court’s ruling.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]