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Florida Contraception Refusal Clause (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 381.0051)

This law was last updated on Nov 28, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Florida

Number

Fla. Stat. Ann. § 381.0051

Status

Current

Topics

Conscience and Refusal Clauses, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.leg.state.fl.us

Florida Statutes section 381.0051 allows individuals and physicians to refuse to provide contraceptive procedures, supplies, or information.

The law, enacted in 1972 and last amended in 2012, permits a physician or other person to refuse to furnish any contraceptive or family planning service, supplies, or information for medical or religious reasons. A person that refuses to provide contraceptive services may not be held liable for such refusal.

Any refusing individual or entity is not required to provide notification or referral services to persons seeking contraceptive procedures, supplies, or information.

STATUS

Similar to Florida Statutes section 409.973, which permits managed-care plans to refuse to provide family-planning services and supplies based on moral and religious grounds.