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A. A person may not discriminate against a health care entity on the basis that the health care entity does not provide, assist in providing or facilitate in providing any health care item or service for the purpose of causing or assisting in causing the death of any individual, such as by assisted suicide, euthanasia or mercy killing.
B. A health care entity is not liable in any civil, criminal or administrative action for declining to provide any health care item or service for the purpose of causing or assisting in causing the death of any individual as specified in subsection A of this section.
C. This section does not apply to the withholding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for a patient with a valid prehospital medical directive as provided in section 36-3251 or a similar medical order to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation issued by a licensed health care provider.