GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
HOUSE DRH80275-LN-198 (4/13)
Short Title: Conscience Protection.
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to extend conscience protection.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. 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 any nurse physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care
provider who shall state an objection to abortion on moral, ethical, or
religious grounds, to perform or participate in medical procedures or
prescribe or dispense drugs or devices which result in an abortion. The
refusal of such physician the physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other
health care provider to perform or participate in these medical procedures or
prescribe or dispense drugs or devices which result in an abortion shall
not be a basis for damages for such refusal, or for any disciplinary or any
other recriminatory action against such physician.the person."
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.