Bill Status of HB4698 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: COVID19-HEALTH CARE DECISIONS
Rep. Thomas Morrison, Amy Grant, Mark Luft, Blaine Wilhour, Dan Caulkins and Brad Halbrook
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Health Care Right of Conscience Act. Deletes language providing that it is not a violation for any person or public official, or for any public or private association, agency, corporation, entity, institution, or employer, to take any measures or impose any requirements intended to prevent contraction or transmission of COVID-19 or any pathogens that result in COVID-19 or any of its subsequent iterations. Provides that it is a violation of the Act to take such actions. Provides that each individual shall retain the rights to bodily autonomy, make the individual's own health care decisions, and be free to accept or refuse any health or medical intervention, testing, treatment, or vaccination. Provides that the government or its designees, political subdivisions, counties, townships, municipal corporations, school districts, or other bodies corporate responsible for governmental activities in a geographic area smaller than that of the State may not require proof of medical or vaccine status of a person, or infringe upon, put conditions on, restrict, or take away a person's ability to fully participate in society based upon a person choosing to accept or decline testing, medical intervention, treatment, or vaccination. Effective Immediately or on June 1, 2022, whichever is later.