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Refusal to Provide Medical Services


Refusal Clause in Effect

47 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government allow certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific health services, information, or referrals: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.

Only 3 states do not give individuals or entities the ability to refuse to provide patients with reproductive health services: AL, NH, VT.

State Has Refusal Clauses in Effect
Alabama  
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire  
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont  
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Totals: 48

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