House Bill 730 (2013)
Insurance & Health Care Conscience Protection
The following amendments have passed and become
AN ACT TO MODIFY CERTAIN LAWS PERTAINING TO ABORTION
HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AND TO LIMIT ABORTION COVERAGE UNDER HEALTH
INSURANCE PLANs OFFERED UNDER A HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE OPERATING IN NORTH
CAROLINA or offered BY A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
PART I. HEALTH CARE CONSCIENCE PROTECTION
SECTION 1.(a) G.S. 14‑45.1(e) reads as rewritten:
"(e) Nothing in this section shall
require a physician licensed to practice medicine in North
Carolina, any nurse nurse, or any other health care
provider who shall state an objection to abortion on moral, ethical, or
religious grounds, to perform or participate in medical procedures which
result in an abortion. The refusal of such physician a physician,
nurse, or health care provider to perform or participate in these
medical procedures shall not be a basis for damages for such the
refusal, or for any disciplinary or any other recriminatory action
against such physician.the physician, nurse, or health care
provider. For purposes of this section, the phrase "health care provider"
shall have the same meaning as defined under G.S. 90‑410(1)."
SECTION 1.(b) G.S. 14‑45.1(f) reads as rewritten:
"(f) Nothing in this section shall
hospital orhospital, other health care
institution institution, or other health care provider to perform
an abortion or to provide abortion services."