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Physician Rights and Responsibilities

Protecting Emergency Reproductive Health Care Services in Religiously Affiliated Health Care Entities

That in urgent situations involving reproductive health care, the WSMA establish policy that supports efforts to protect healthcare professionals’ ability, without fear of penalty or risk of losing their employment, to use their best clinical judgment to provide appropriate care within the professional’s scope of practice, education, training, and experience and within the accepted standard of care when delay could result in complications. (B-4, A-20)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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