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HB 1541 - Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. - Key Vote

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Caleb Jones voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (113-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures.

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes medical professionals and health care institutions to decline to participate in certain medical procedures that violate their conscience.

  • Exempts “medical professionals” and “health care institutions” from civil, criminal, or administrative liability for declining to participate in “specified medical procedures or research” that violates their “conscience” (Sec. A).
  • Defines “medical professional” as any individual who may be asked to participate in any way in “specified medical procedures or research” including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Physicians or physicians’ assistants;
    • Nurses or nurses' aides;
    • Medical assistants;
    • Hospital or clinic employees;
    • Social workers or counselors; and
    • Medical or nursing school faculty members, employees, or students.
  • Defines “health care institution” as any public or private organization or other entity that is involved in providing medical services, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Hospitals, clinics, and medical centers;
    • Private physician’s offices;
    • University medical and nursing schools; and
    • Medical training facilities.
  • Defines “specified medical procedures or research” as including but not being limited to the following (Sec. A):
    • Abortion or abortion-inducing drugs;
    • Contraception;
    • Sterilization;
    • Assisted reproduction;
    • Human cloning; and
    • Human embryonic stem cell research.
  • Defines “conscience” as the religious, moral, or ethical principles held by a medical professional or health care institution (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits any entity from discriminating against or denying aid, assistance, grants, or benefits to any medical professional or health care institution for declining to participate in research or procedures that violate their conscience (Sec. A).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures.


  • Timothy W. Jones (MO - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Sue Allen (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda Black (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric W. Burlison (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stanley Cox (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sandy Franklin Crawford (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. Diehl Jr. (MO - N) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony Dugger (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Fisher (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Flanigan (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ward Franz (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary Fuhr (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Doug Funderburk (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chuck Gatschenberger (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kent Hampton (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave Hinson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Denny L. Hoskins (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Hough (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shelley White Keeney Taylor (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Leara (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom L. Loehner (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Long (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. McCaherty (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeanie Riddle (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rodney Schad (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dwight Scharnhorst (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shane Schoeller (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ryan Silvey (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jason T. Smith (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sheila Solon (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick Stream (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Thomson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Noel Torpey (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Wells (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Joseph Wieland (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne F. Zerr (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
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