Code of the District of Columbia

Part J. Health Care Professionals.


§ 2–1402.91. Definitions.

For the purposes of this part:

(1) "Health care professional" means a physician, advance practice clinician, nurse, nurse's aide, medical assistant, hospital employee, clinic employee, nursing home employee, pharmacist, pharmacy employee, medical researcher, medical or nursing school faculty, student, or employee, counselor, social worker, or any other individual involved in providing health care.

(2) "Health care provider" means:

(A) An individual, group of individuals, partnership, institution, corporation, organization, or board engaged in providing health care in any manner; or

(B) An individual, group of individuals, partnership, institution, corporation, organization, or board engaged, or authorized, in the credentialing or licensing of a health care professional.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 291; as added May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-90, § 2(b)(2), 67 DCR 3537.)

Applicability

Section 7077 of D.C. Act 23-426 repealed section 3 of D.C. Law 23-90 removing the applicability provision impacting this section. Therefore, the creation of this section by Law 23-90 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 23-90: § 3 of D.C. Law 23-90 provided that the creation of this section by § 2(b)(2) of D.C. Law 23-90 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.


§ 2–1402.92. Prohibited discrimination.

[(a)] It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for a health care provider to do any of the following against a health care professional based on the health care professional's participation in an abortion or sterilization procedure, participation in abortion or sterilization training outside the course and scope of the health care professional's employment with that health care provider, or willingness to participate in an abortion or sterilization procedure:

(1) Fail or refuse to hire the health care professional;

(2) Discharge the health care professional from employment or a medical training program;

(3) Transfer the health care professional;

(4) Discriminate against the health care professional with respect to:

(A) Compensation or promotion;

(B) Residency or other medical training opportunity;

(C) Staff privileges, admitting privileges, or staff appointments; or

(D) Licensure or board certification;

(5) Take adverse administrative action against the health care professional;

(6) Harass the health care professional; or

(7) Otherwise penalize, discipline, or take adverse or retaliatory action against the health care professional.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 292; May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-90, § 2(b)(2), 67 DCR 3537.)

Applicability

Section 7077 of D.C. Act 23-426 repealed section 3 of D.C. Law 23-90 removing the applicability provision impacting this section. Therefore, the creation of this section by Law 23-90 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 23-90: § 3 of D.C. Law 23-90 provided that the creation of this section by § 2(b)(2) of D.C. Law 23-90 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.