Fears law may allow health professionals to object to treating a person on religious grounds

Women would face further barriers to receiving healthcare under the proposed religious discrimination bill, advocates have warned, with the potential law overriding professional or employer obligations to treat patients.

While conscientious objectors already exist in the medical world, patients are protected by professional guidelines that provide patients with right to information and referrals, while employment conditions can require patients have their needs met.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 1:00pm