Senate Bill 90

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Last Action 03/17/20: recommitted to Judiciary (S)
Title AN ACT protecting the exercise of medical ethics and diversity within the medical profession.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1217
Sponsors S. Meredith, C. Embry Jr., R. Girdler, P. Hornback, R. Mills
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 344 to define terms; prohibit discrimination against medical care providers who decline to perform procedures that violate their conscience; grant providers the right not to participate in or pay for services that violate their conscience; exempt providers from liability for exerciseing these rights; establish a civil cause of action for persons injured by violations of these provisions.
Index Headings of Original Version Health and Medical Services - Providers, prohibition of discrimination for acts of conscience
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Treatment, discrimination against employees for acts of conscience
Insurance, Health - Treatment, discrimination, for acts of conscience
Nurses - Treatment, discrimination, for acts of conscience
Optometrists - Treatment, discrimination, for acts of conscience
Personnel and Employment - Hospitals, treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience
Pharmacists - Treatment, discrimination, for acts of conscience
Physicians and Practitioners - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience
Public Health - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience
Medicaid - Treatment, discrimination, for acts of conscience
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Senate Floor Amendment 4
Senate Floor Amendment 5
Senate Floor Amendment 6

Actions

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01/14/20
  • introduced in Senate
01/16/20
  • to Judiciary (S)
02/20/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/21/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/24/20
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/03/20
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
03/05/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 9, 2020
03/06/20
  • floor amendments (3) and (4-title) filed to bill, and floor amendment (5) filed to Committee Substitute (1)
03/09/20
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/10/20
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
  • floor amendment (6) filed to Committee Substitute
03/11/20
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/12/20
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/17/20
  • recommitted to Judiciary (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Make technical corrections to conform.
Index Headings Technical Corrections - SB 90

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor S. Meredith
Summary Amend SB to remove "healthcare payers" from list of parties who are covered by the bill; delete Section 6 and 9 in their entirety; renumber sections.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Providers, prohibiting discrimination for acts of conscience
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Insurance, Health - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Medicaid - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Nurses - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Optometrists - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Personnel and Employment - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Pharmacists - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Physicians and Practitioners - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Public Health - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Adams
Summary Retain original provisions; delete "psychological therapy or counseling," "psychology and counseling faculty and students," and "counselors, social workers," from provisions of the bill.
Index Headings Physicians and Practitioners - Counselors, social workers, remove from bill
Physicians and Practitioners - Psychological therapy or counseling, remove from bill
Physicians and Practitioners - Psychology and counseling faculty and students, remove from bill

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor M. McGarvey
Summary Amend to broaden the class of people entitled to object on the basis of religious, moral, ethical, or philosophical beliefs or principles to include LRC staff, leadership staff, security personnel, doorkeepers, state park employees, and state troopers.
Index Headings State Employees - Discrimination against, for acts of conscience

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor M. McGarvey
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 90

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor M. McGarvey
Summary Amend to broaden the class of people entitled to object on the basis of religious, moral, ethical, or philosophical beliefs or principles to include LRC staff, leadership staff, security personnel, doorkeepers, state park employees, and state troopers.
Index Headings State Employees - Discrimination against, for acts of conscience

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor S. Meredith
Summary Amend to remove "healthcare payer" and associated references to healthcare payers and clarify healthcare provider's continuing obligations to meet the standard of care.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Providers, prohibiting discrimination for acts of conscience
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Insurance, Health - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Nurses - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Optometrists - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Personnel and Employment - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Pharmacists - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Physicians and Practitioners - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Public Health - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Medicaid - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience

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