HB 143/FN/LM (BR 923) - J. Fischer, R. Bunch, K. King, T. Moore
AN ACT relating to freedom of conscience in healthcare.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to state purposes of Act; define terms; state that a healthcare provider, institution, or payor has the right not to participate in healthcare services that violate his or her conscience; prohibit civil, criminal, or administrative liability or discrimination for refusing to perform a service that violates his or her conscience; allow a civil action for damages and injunctive relief to be brought for a violation of this Act; require recovery to be at least $5,000 for each violation plus costs and attorney's fees; naming the bill the "Healthcare Freedom of Conscience Act."
Feb 5-introduced in House
Feb 6-to Health & Welfare (H)