Petition for Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act
We, the undersigned, demand this bill be moved out of committee for a vote on the House floor to protect the citizens of Tennessee. *HB3433 by *Bell, *Weaver. (SB3498 by *Beavers, *Tracy, *Black, *Crowe, *Norris, *Johnson, *Watson, *Ramsey, *Faulk.) Health Care - As introduced, enacts "Tennessee Health Freedom Act." - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71. This bill provides that it is the public policy of this state that every person within this state is and will be free to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services without penalty or threat of penalty, and this bill provides that with this bill the state is exercising its sovereign power to declare this public policy. This bill provides the following in regard to this state public policy: (1) The policy stated in this bill will not be applied to impair any right of contract related to the provision of health care services to any person or group; (2) No public official, employee, or agent of this state or any of its political subdivisions may act to impose, collect, enforce, or effectuate any penalty in this state that violates the public policy set forth in this bill; and (3) It is the duty of the attorney general and reporter to seek injunctive and any other appropriate relief as expeditiously as possible to preserve the rights and property of the residents of this state, and to defend as necessary this state, its officials, employees and agents in the event that any law or regulation violating the public policy set forth in this bill is enacted by any government, subdivision or agency thereof.