The MED Act allows doctors, nurses, and certain other medical professionals to decline to perform procedures that violate their conscience.

What does the MED Act do?

  1. It protects nurses, doctors, and the health-care institutions where they work from being mandated to participate in a specific procedure that violates their ethical or religious beliefs.
  2. It shields medical professionals from losing their jobs or facing criminal charges for exercising their rights of conscience.
  3. It enhances patient care by protecting whistleblowers who report violations of laws or practices that put patient health at risk.

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