SB 410
Establishes the "Do No Harm Act" relating to diversity-equity-inclusion requirements
LR Number:
Last Action:
3/21/2023 - Hearing Cancelled S Education and Workforce Development Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 410 - This act establishes the "Do No Harm Act". Each institution of higher education receiving state funding, health care provider, health care-related professional licensing board, or recipient of a state health care-related contract or grant shall certify to the Department of Health and Senior Services, as described in the act, that it does not and shall not require students, applicants, employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers, or agents to ascribe to, study, or be instructed with diversity-equity-inclusion (DEI) ideologies or materials.

Each medical school shall require the MCAT as one of the requirements of admission. Each institution of higher education receiving state funding and offering health care-related degrees or certifications shall not reduce the academic standards for student admission or advancement within health care-related academic programs without receiving prior approval by the General Assembly through a concurrent resolution. No organization issuing health care-related professional certifications or continuing education using DEI ideologies or materials as part of the certification or education process.

Any public entity applying for a federal health care-related grant related to DEI shall publish on its website all materials, requirements, and instructions related to said federal grant applications that are in the entity's possession and submit a copy of the grant proposal to the Department.

The Department shall annually provide to the Governor and the General Assembly a list of all the state contractors, grant recipients, medical educators, providers, organizations, and institutions of higher education that have provided certification that they are not engaged in promoting, teaching, participating, or requiring DEI ideologies or materials.

Health care providers and institutions of higher education violating this act shall not be eligible for state funding, grants, contracts, or any other benefit and shall repay the state treble the amount of funds they received, as described in the act.



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