House Bill 501

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Last Action 02/28/20: to Health and Family Services (H)
Title AN ACT protecting the exercise of medical ethics and diversity within the medical profession.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 984
Sponsors M. Prunty, K. King
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 exercising these rights; establish a civil cause of action for persons injured by violations of these provisions; provide short title.
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, prohibiting
Nurses - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience, prohibiting
Optometrists - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience, prohibiting
Personnel and Employment - Hospitals, treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience
Pharmacists - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience, prohibiting
Physicians and Practitioners - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience, prohibiting
Public Health - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience, prohibiting
Medicaid - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience, prohibiting
Short Titles and Popular Names - Medical Ethics and Diversity Act

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02/26/20
  • introduced in House
02/28/20
  • to Health and Family Services (H)


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