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Kansas Sterilization Refusal Clause (Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 65-446)

This law was last updated on Nov 28, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Kansas

Number

§§ 65-446

Status

Current

Topics

Conscience and Refusal Clauses, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

kslegislature.org

Kansas Statutes Annotated section 65-446 allows individuals to refuse to perform, refer for or participate in medical procedures which result in sterilization of a person.

The refusal of a person to participate or refer for these services may not be a basis for civil liability or any facility-imposed sanction.

No medical care facility, medical care facility administrator or governing board of any medical care facility may terminate the employment of, prevent or impair the practice or occupation of or impose any other sanction on any person because of such person’s refusal.

The law, enacted in 1971, does not require refusing individuals to provide notification or referrals to patients seeking sterilization services.

Related Legislation

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