Bill removes checks on doctors who put conscience over patients’ well-being

174 Alberta physicians sign letter against protection of conscience bill

Edmonton Journal

Michelle Jung

Please consider this letter of concern regarding Bill 207 Conscience Rights Protection Act. As practising physicians, we have significant concerns with this legislation.

Physicians have numerous responsibilities, of which the most important is protecting the interests of our patients. Section 4(a) states that “Despite any provision of the Health Professions Act, a regulatory body may not impose a requirement on a health care provider that may result in the health care provider being compelled, directly or indirectly, to perform a health care service that they determine would infringe their conscientious beliefs.” . . .[Full text]

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