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Michigan

House Bill 6326 (2002)

Check the status of this bill at the Michigan Legislature

The bill was proposed by Rep. Hummel on 17, 2002, and referred to the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services.

A bill to amend 1980 PA 350, entitled "The nonprofit health care corporation reform act," (MCL 550.1101 to 550.1704) by adding section 409a.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

1 SEC. 409A. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a health care corporation may refuse to offer or provide a health care benefit that violates its conscience on an ethical, moral or religious ground.

(2) A health care corporation shall not refuse to offer or provide a health care benefit under subsection (1) if the benefit is specifically covered under the certificate.

(3) A health care corporation's refusal to offer or provide a health care benefit under subsection (1) shall not be a basis for 1 or more of the following:

(A) Civil, criminal, or administrative liability.

(B) Eligibility discrimination against the health care corporation in providing a certificate where offering or providing the health care benefit is not expressly required as a condition of eligibility.



















 

 

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