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S 1353 - Authorizing Health Care Professionals to Refuse Specific Health Care Services - Key Vote

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Authorizing Health Care Professionals to Refuse Specific Health Care Services

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (51-18) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Health Care Professionals to Refuse Specific Health Care Services

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits requiring health care professionals to provide any health care service that violates his or her conscience.

Highlights:
-Defines "conscience" as the religious, moral or ethical principals held by a person (Sec. 1). -Defines "health care service" as an abortion, dispensation of an abortion drug, stem cell research, treatments using human stem cells, human embryo cloning or end of life treatment (Sec. 1). -Requires employers of health care professionals to reasonably accommodate the conscience rights of their employees upon advanced written notification by the employee (Sec. 1). -Prohibits any employer from discriminating against any health care professional based upon his or her declining to provide a health care service that violates his or her conscience, unless the employer can demonstrate that such accommodation poses an undue hardship (Sec. 1). -Requires a health care professional to provide treatment and care until an alternate health care professional capable of treating the emergency is found if a health care professional invokes a conscience right in a life threatening situation (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizing Health Care Professionals to Refuse Specific Health Care Services

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