How some doctors get "informed consent"

Subject: Vaccine refusal
From: "Kevin M. Windisch MD, FAAP"
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 09:30:16 -0700
Reply-To: "Kevin M. Windisch MD, FAAP"
We tell patients that they must be fully immunized by age 2- if they
refuse or if they refuse specific vaccines they must find another
provider. We have them sign a copy of this policy when they enter the

In spite of this fact we have several patients who try to slip
through- they are always sent on their way. I tell the parents that I
cannot be responsible for letting their child die from a preventable
illness; that if they want that on their conscience that was their
business but they could not expect me to be a party to that.

The entire policy was our senior partner's idea- I would have never
had the guts to do it but am glad that we do it.

Kevin M. Windisch MD, FAAP
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
2435 Pyramid Way
Sparks NV 89431