By Zach Wendling
Nebraska News Service 

Bill allowing physicians to deny services based on beliefs under consideration


March 10, 2022

LINCOLN - Doctors may have a legal way to deny services based on their personal views, under a bill considered by the Nebraska Health and Human Services Committee, March 2.

Sen. Dave Murman of Glenvil introduced LB963, the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act, which would legally state medical practitioners and healthcare institutions cannot be forced to perform procedures that go against their ethical, moral or religious beliefs. This is also commonly known as a right of conscience.

Medical practitioners include doctors, physicians assistants, nurses, nursing home employees, pharmacists, medic...

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