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Scott Bedke

Interim committee punts on faith-healing recommendation

A legislative panel will not submit a recommendation to the Idaho Legislature on whether or not the state's law allowing families to cite religious reasons for medical decisions without fear of being charged with a crime should be repealed, punting any chance for change back to individual lawmakers who have previously failed to gain traction inside the religiously conservative Statehouse.

The 10-member panel met for the last time Monday about the faith healing exemption after listening to roughly three hours of public testimony and adjourned without discussing any of the concerns raised over the past few months.

"We were never assigned to come up with a piece of...