HB-5277, As Passed House, April 21, 2004
HOUSE BILL NO. 5277
(As amended April 21, 2004)
A bill to amend 1980 PA 350, entitled
"The nonprofit health care corporation reform act,"
(MCL 550.1101 to 550.1704) by adding section 409a.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
1 Sec. 409a. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
2 a health care corporation may refuse to offer or provide a health
3 care benefit on [ ] ethical, moral, or religious
4 grounds as reflected in its articles of incorporation or bylaws
5 or an adopted mission statement.
6 (2) A health care corporation shall not refuse to offer or
7 provide a health care benefit under subsection (1) if the benefit
8 is specifically covered under the certificate.
9 (3) A health care corporation's refusal to offer or provide a
10 health care benefit under subsection (1) shall not be a basis for
11 1 or more of the following:
1 (a) Civil, criminal, or administrative liability.
2 (b) Eligibility discrimination against the health care
3 corporation in providing a certificate unless offering or
4 providing the health care benefit is expressly required.