Attorney Response to Healthcare Vaccine Mandates
Idaho’s panel counsel for America’s Frontline Doctors responds to COVID-19 vaccine mandates from Saint Lukes, Saint Alphonsus, and Primary Health. Stating that these organizations are “unilaterally amending employment contracts and unlawfully attempting to require all employees, providers, volunteers, and contractors to receive a “COVID-19 vaccine” in contravention of, inter alia, patients’ informed consent1, fundamental constitutional rights to bodily autonomy, and federal law and regulations.”
Correspondence from the hospital to employees makes claims that “COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be extremely safe and effective,’ and that religious exemptions are and should be ‘rare’.
EFFECTIVENESS IS NOT GUARANTEED
You are well-advised to consider that all “COVID -19 vaccines” are under an emergency use authorization (EAU) and may not be mandated in Idaho, by either a public or private entity.3
Currently, all “COVID-19 vaccines” are merely authorized, not approved or licensed, by the federal government; they are being issued under an invalid EAU only. The EAU guidance and regulations state that they “may be effective.”
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS PROTECTED BY IDAHO CONSTITUTION
Religious liberty is guaranteed under Article 1, section 4 of the Idaho Constitution. In Idaho, “the exercise and enjoyment of religious faith and worship shall forever be guaranteed; and no person shall be denied any civil or political right, privilege, or capacity on account of his religious opinions….”
IDAHO INFORMED CONSENT LAWS APPLY
The obligation to obtain sufficient consent “is the duty of the attending health care provider upon whose order or at whose direction the contemplated health care, treatment or procedure is rendered….” I.C. § 39-4508.
MANDATES OF EMERGENCY USE VACCINES VIOLATE THE NUREMBERG CODE
We are shocked that you, as a representative and leader of Idaho’s medical community, would engage in conduct that even approaches having an appearance of violating the Nuremberg Code or the Hippocratic Oath.
Your categorical requirement that all employees and contractors follow your order without an examination or diagnosis and receive an emergency-use “COVID-19 vaccine” without informed consent is an illegal contract and cannot be enforced. Yoo v. Jho, 147 Cal.App4th 1249, 1251 (2007); and Fellom v. Adams, 274 Cal.App.2d 855, 863 (1969). It clearly violates Idaho’s public policy which requires informed consent for every medical treatment or procedure. This illegal conduct simply cannot be enforced in the courts and will result in substantial liability.
Idaho’s panel counsel for America’s Frontline Doctors Letters to St. Lukes and St. Alphonsus
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