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Tennessee Contraception Refusal Clause

This law was last updated on Jan 4, 2017

This law is Anti–Choice




Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-34-104(5)




Conscience and Refusal Clauses, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

Tennessee law grants any private institution or physician, or any agent or employee of such institution or physician, the right to refuse to provide contraceptive procedures, supplies, and information when such refusal is based upon religious or conscientious objection, and no such institution, employee, agent, or physician may be held liable for such refusal.

Additionally, the law allows a physician to refuse to furnish any contraceptive procedures, supplies or information when such refusal is for medical reasons.

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