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Regulations of Conduct of Doctors, Article 8

Doctors (Council, Discipline and Pension Fund) Law of 1967 & 1970

". . . a doctor may refuse medical treatment to a patient except in cases of emergency or humanitarian duty; this general provision may be relied upon, in prinicple, where the motivations for refusing to provide a medical treatment is religious or ideological."*

*Precis in English from EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights, Opinion No. 4-2005: The Right to Conscientious Objection and the Conclusion by EU Member States of Concordats with the Holy See (14 December, 2005), p. 9