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?
- 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.
- It shields medical professionals from losing their jobs or facing criminal charges for exercising their rights of conscience.
- It enhances patient care by protecting whistleblowers who report violations of laws or practices that put patient health at risk.
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