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Women's Health Protection Act

Concerning the adoption of the "Women's Health Protection Act".
2016 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill requires all abortion clinics to be licensed by the attorney general. Licensure is valid for one year. Prior to licensure or relicensure, the attorney general shall conduct an on-site inspection of the abortion clinic. The bill requires the attorney general to promulgate rules regarding:
  • The abortion clinic's physical facilities;
  • The abortion clinic's supply and equipment standards;
  • The abortion clinic's personnel, including requiring that the clinic employ at least one doctor with admitting privileges at a hospital within the state within 30 miles of the abortion clinic;
  • Medical screening and evaluation of each patient;
  • The abortion procedure;
  • Minimum recovery room standards;
  • Follow-up care for abortion patients; and
  • Minimum incident reporting.

The bill creates criminal and civil penalties for violations of the requirements of the bill.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details