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§ 2561. Legislative findings and declarations

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and SafetyEffective: November 1, 2020

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 52A. Nondiscrimination in Health Care Coverage Act
Effective: November 1, 2020
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 2561
§ 2561. Legislative findings and declarations
The Legislature finds and declares that:
1. Physical and mental disabilities, age or chronic illness should in no way diminish a person's right to life, human dignity and equal access to medical care;
2. Historically, persons with disabilities, advanced age or chronic illness have faced discrimination in the health care system, including the denial of access to life-sustaining care;
3. Such discrimination is inconsistent with our society's commitment to human dignity and the full inclusion of persons with disabilities throughout society;
4. Lack of access to appropriate health care can result in significant adverse health consequences for persons with disabilities, those with chronic illness, and those of advanced age, including loss of function, reduced quality of life or even death; and
5. Both public and private payors have a moral, legal and ethical obligation to make health care reimbursement decisions in a transparent fashion utilizing nondiscriminatory criteria.

Credits

Laws 2020, c. 113, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2020.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 2561, OK ST T. 63 § 2561
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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