The “Health Care Provider Shield Act,” (SB2262/HB7577) will ensure that Rhode Island health care providers aren’t penalized under the laws of other states that have banned access to established, standard-of-care reproductive and transgender health care, and that patients can continue to receive quality, legal, essential medical care in Rhode Island.

Sponsors: Senator Dawn Euer and Representative John G. Edwards

The Health Care Provider Shield Act is supported by a coalition of organizations

Provider Groups:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Rhode Island Chapter
  • American Association of Nurses- RI/Rhode Island State Nurses Association
  • American College of Emergency Medicine Physicians 
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American College of Physicians, RI
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Nurse Practitioner Alliance of RI
  • Primary Care-Population Medicine MD-MSc Program Class of 2024
  • Rhode Island Academy of Family Medicine Physicians
  • Rhode Island Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Rhode Island Medical Society
  • Rhode Island Academy of Physicians Assistants 
  • Spectrum

Health Care Delivery:

  • Hospital Association of Rhode Island
  • Open Door Health
  • Planned Parenthood of Southern NE
  • Thrive Behavioral Health 
  • Thundermist Health Center
  • Rhode Island Health Center Association
  • Wood River Health Services

Other Interested Parties:

  • ACLU
  • Amnesty International USA
  • Center for Reproductive Rights
  • GLAD
  • House of Codec
  • Protect Our Health Care RI
  • PPRI Votes
  • Pride in Aging
  • RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • RI Commission on Human Rights
  • RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
  • RI Public Health Institute 
  • RI State Council of Churches
  • The Trevor Project
  • The Womxn Project
  • TGI Network
  • Youth Pride Inc