Maryland Senator Cheryl Kagan has introduced a bill, SB378, that would allow minors ages 14 and up to consent to vaccination without their parents’ approval, according to FOX45. Children under 14 can also receive vaccines without parental consent if their healthcare provider deems them capable, including those with developmental disabilities. The bill has drawn criticism from parents who believe it is the parents’ responsibility to make such decisions and from Republican lawmakers who argue that it violates parental rights. The bill does not allow minors to refuse vaccination if their parents want them to be vaccinated.