RE: ///They are making it harder to request exemption from vaccines, too.///Julius you might find this of intrest, CIA organised fake vaccination drive to get Osama bin Laden's family DNA http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jul/11/cia-fake-vaccinations-osama-bin-ladens-dna
by proudpapa When we had to take one of my children to the emergencey room, they asked a number of questions including asking our religion and if we had any guns in the house.
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In my job I have had to review medical records for years. There has always been a field on the emergency room intake form for religion. I agree that at least traditionally it was for the purpose of contacting appropriate clergy as necessary. That may not be the case now, but regardless that question has always been asked. They also ask of the patient feels safe in their home, etc.