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2022 SESSION

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HB 22 Medical mandates; each adult has a fundamental right to be free from mandates.

Introduced by: Wendell S. Walker | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Fundamental right to be free from medical mandates. Declares that, except as otherwise provided by law, each adult has a fundamental right to be free from medical mandates of the Commonwealth or any locality, private employer, health care entity or provider, or provider of public accommodations. The bill defines "medical mandate" as any affirmative requirement by the Commonwealth or any locality, private employer, health care entity or provider, or provider of public accommodations for an individual to undergo or participate in a health-related test, procedure, tracking or monitoring program, or bodily insertion or injection of any drug or the wearing of any medical equipment or apparel. The bill provides that it shall be no less a medical mandate for such entities to condition an individual's receipt of otherwise ordinary services, benefits, or employment upon the performance or acquiescence of undergoing or participating in a health-related test, procedure, tracking or monitoring program, or bodily insertion or injection of any drug or the wearing of any medical equipment or apparel. The bill sets out exceptions, including protocols in health care facilities and food handling operations and valid orders of quarantine or isolation.


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HISTORY

  • 12/27/21  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100433D
  • 12/27/21  House: Committee Referral Pending