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North Carolina

House Bill 730 (2013)

Insurance & Health Care Conscience Protection

Introduction:

The following amendments have passed and become law.

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 or 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 require a hospital orhospital, other health care institution institution, or other health care provider to perform an abortion or to provide abortion services."

 

 

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