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House Bill 2523 (2012)

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AN ACT concerning abortion; amending K.S.A. 65-443 and K.S.A. 2011
Supp. 65-444 and repealing the existing sections.


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 65-443 is hereby amended to read as follows:

65-443.

No person shall be required to perform, refer for, or participate in medical procedures or in the prescription or administration of any device or drug which result in the termination of a pregnancy or an effect of which the person reasonably believes may result in the termination of a pregnancy, and the refusal of any person to perform, refer for, or participate in those medical procedures, prescription or administration shall not be a basis for civil liability to any person. No hospital, hospital health care facility, health care facility administrator or governing board of any hospital health care facility shall terminate the employment of, prevent or impair the practice or occupation of or impose any other sanction on any person because of such person's refusal to perform or participate in the termination of any human pregnancy exercise of rights protected by this section.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-444 is hereby amended to read as follows:

65-444.

No hospital, hospital health care facility, health care facility administrator or governing board shall be required to permit the performance, referral for, or participation in medical procedures or in the prescription or administration of any device or drug which result in the termination of human pregnancies or an effect of which the facility, administrator or board reasonably believes may result in the termination of human pregnancies within its institution and the refusal to permit such procedures prescription or administration shall not be grounds for civil liability to any person. A hospital may establish criteria and procedures under which pregnancies may be terminated within its institution, in addition to those which may be prescribed by licensing, regulating or accrediting agencies.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 65-443 and K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-444 are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

 

 

 

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