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2013 Senate Bill 136: Recognize health care payer and provider exercise of conscience
Introduced by Sen. John Moolenaar R-Midland on January 31, 2013
To prohibit forcing an individual or employer who purchase health insurance or pays for health care in some other way, or a health care provider or facility, to pay for or provide any service that that violates the payer’s or provider’s conscience. Specifically, it would establish that no civil, criminal, or administrative liability could be imposed for this exercise of conscience; and would prohibit eligibility discrimination in government grants, contracts, or programs because of this exercise of conscience.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on January 31, 2013
Reported in the Senate on April 9, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.