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Pennsylvania Freedom of Conscience in Health Care Services Act (HB 383)

This law was last updated on Oct 12, 2016


State

Pennsylvania

Number

HB 383

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 29, 2013

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 26
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 27

Topics

Conscience and Refusal Clauses, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.pa.us

HB 383 would have allowed health-care professionals and institutions to refuse to provide prescriptions for contraceptives and abortifacients or participate in health-care services that violate their conscience, and would have immunized health-care professionals and institutions from civil and criminal liability based on their refusal to provide prescriptions or participate in health-care services that violate their conscience.

The bill would have also prevented any kind of discrimination against health-care professionals who refuse to participate in health-care services that violate their conscience.

STATUS

Died in Health Committee. Companion bill to SB 276.


People