Under current law, health care authorities are vested with the authority to make and to alter appropriate rules and regulations for the conduct of any health care facility and properties owned or operated by it
This bill would give health care providers, health care institutions, and health care payers the following: The authority to refuse to perform or to participate in health care services that violate their conscience; immunity from civil, criminal, or administrative liability for refusing to provide or participate in a health care service that violates their conscience; immunity from discrimination or disciplinary action including termination, transfer, refusal of staff privileges, shift reassignment, or wage or benefits reduction for declining to participate in a health care service that violates their conscience. Further, the bill would provide for injunctive relief and back pay for violation
Relating to health care, allows health care providers, institutions, and payers to decline to perform any health care service that violates their conscience and provide remedies for persons who exercise that right and suffer consequences as a result.
|February 2, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Health|
|Bill Text||SB312 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|