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Introduced Version House Bill 3088 History

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H. B. 3088

 

         (By Delegate Manchin)

         [Introduced March 25, 2013; referred to the

Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]

 

 

 

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-3-18, relating to prohibiting healthcare providers from discriminating against or refusing treatment of a patient regardless of how that person was injured or became ill.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-3-18, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 3. WEST VIRGINIA MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT.

§30-3-18. Discriminatory practices by healthcare providers                 prohibited.

    No healthcare provider may discriminate, in any manner, against or refuse to treat any person based upon the manner by which that person became injured or sick.


    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit healthcare providers from discriminating against or refusing treatment to persons based upon the manner by which they were injured.


    This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.

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