Senate Bill 83

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Last Action 02/24/21: floor amendment (3) filed
Title AN ACT protecting the exercise of medical ethics and diversity within the medical profession.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1111
Sponsors S. Meredith, 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 exercising 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 Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3

Actions

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01/07/21
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/02/21
  • to Judiciary (S)
02/11/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/22/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/23/21
  • floor amendments (1-title) and (2) filed
02/24/21
  • floor amendment (3) filed

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor M. McGarvey
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 83

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
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 3
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Redefine "Healthcare service" to exclude "initial examination" and "necessary services"; include a provision that the exercise of this right is limited to conscience-based objections to particular healthcare services; exclude healthcare institutions from liability for exercising conscience rights; and make technical changes.
Index Headings 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

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