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SB 1986: Medical Ethics and Diversity Act


Medical Ethics and Diversity Act; Establishing the right of health care practitioners, health care institutions, and health care payors to refuse to participate in or pay for health care services they find objectionable to their conscience; providing such entities immunity from liability for exercising their right of conscience; providing health care institutions immunity from liability if a health care practitioner employed by, under contract with, or granted admitting privileges by the health care institution exercises his or her right of conscience; prohibiting discrimination against health care practitioners for reporting violations to certain entities or for testifying, assisting, or participating in related proceedings, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2021 Senate • Filed
3/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 222
3/10/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 221
4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Health Policy