2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 24-8-6 — Health facility licensure; affirmative statement of compliance required as condition of licensure; prohibition against certain policies of health facilities, state and local governmental units.

24-8-6. Health facility licensure; affirmative statement of compliance required as condition of licensure; prohibition against certain policies of health facilities, state and local governmental units.

A.     No health facility shall include in its bylaws or other governing policy statement a statement that:   

(1)     interferes with the physician-patient relationship in connection with the provision of any family planning service; or   

(2)     establishes or authorizes any standard or requirement in violation of Section 5 [ 24-8-5 NMSA 1978] of the Family Planning Act, provided that nothing in the Family Planning Act [ 24-8-1 NMSA 1978] shall be construed to require any hospital or clinic that objects on moral or religious grounds to admit any person for the purpose of being sterilized.   

B.     Neither the state nor its local governmental units shall have any written or unwritten policy that interferes with the physician-patient relationship in connection with the provision of family planning services except for provisions required by law or regulations relating to payment from public funds to a provider of family planning services.   

C.     No license or a renewal of a license shall be issued by the state to a health facility if it is in violation of the provisions of Subsection A of this section.   

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