Rhode Island General Laws 23-17-11
Title 23 Health and Safety
Chapter 23-17 Licensing of Health Care Facilities
Section 23-17-11 § 23-17-11
Abortion and sterilization -- Protection for nonparticipation -- Procedure.
A physician or any other person who is a member of or associated with the
medical staff of a health care facility or any employee of a health care
facility in which an abortion or any sterilization procedure is scheduled,
and who shall state in writing an objection to the abortion or sterilization
procedure on moral or religious grounds, shall not be required to
participate in the medical procedures which result in the abortion or
sterilization, and the refusal of the person to participate therein shall
not form the basis for any claim of damages on account of the refusal or for
any disciplinary or recriminatory action against the person.