Support House Bill 49 in 2024
Call your Kentucky state legislator to support this physician right of conscience bill!
Message Line: 1-800-372-7181
Feel free to watch our video here on this bill!
What would House Bill 49 do if it passes?
House Bill 49 affirms the right of conscience for medical professionals in regards to their medical work in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, while still maintaining the requirement to provide emergency life-saving medical care and while still maintaining the requirement to help law enforcement in cases of suspected sexual assault crime.
The bill recognizes the following threats and acts as illegitimate discrimination against a physician’s ethical and religious right of conscience to not conduct particular service:
Termination of employment
Reassignment to a different shift (like at a hospital)
Refusal of staff privileges
Refusal of board certification
Denial, deprivation, or disqualification of licensure
Reduction of wages and benefits
Refusal to award grants and contracts
Refusal to provide residency training opportunities
Withholding or disqualifying a prospective physician from financial aid
Impediments to acquiring, associating with, or merging with any other health care institution or payer
The bill applies to the following medical institutions and businesses:
Other medical training facilities
Network, association, and sole proprietor medical service businesses
This is a good bill for physicians and nurses to enforce their right of conscience. We remember how during the Covid19 pandemic, physicians were fired for not getting the mRNA vaccine or for which particular treatment proposals they did or didn't want to give. We also understand that many physicians might not want to be involved in medical procedures such as assisted suicide. This sort of legislation would help those physicians with some of those sorts of situations.
While time lasts, here is a link to our Voter Voice page where you can send your state legislator an email in support of this legislation: