SPOKANE, Wash. -

The bylaws for a new health clinic at Washington State University Spokane will be changed to ensure that care provided at the clinic isn't restricted by religious health directives.

That announcement was made Friday by Providence Health Care.

The American Civil Liberties Union earlier in the week had expressed concern about the clinic's bylaws and asked Washington State University regents to address the matter. The ACLU was concerned the clinic would not provide contraception or birth control services because of its ties to Catholic providers.

The Spokane Teaching Health Center is a consortium of WSU Spokane, Providence Health Care and Empire Health Foundation.

It's expected to open on the WSU Spokane campus in 2016. The clinic is expected to provide health and dental care to primarily low-income patients.