2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marshall
Reporting of Abortion Related Medical Complications (language only)

Item 315 #1h

Item 315 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Health Professions, Department of

Page 305, after line 8, insert:
"C. The Board of Medicine shall develop guidelines and cause to be published forms for reporting short- and long-term complications experienced by women procuring legal abortions in the Commonwealth.  Physicians who treat induced abortion, spontaneous abortion, or childbirth-related medical complications shall, within 60 days of such event or as the Board of Medicine may provide, report such complications whether or not they were the attending physician at the childbirth, the induced abortion, or the spontaneous abortion."
Accompanying Budget   “Out of this appropriation, $130,000 (GF) is provided in each year of the biennium for the Board of Nursing to collect, store and make available to interested parties workforce data from registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides.”

This amendment and the accompanying budget language provide funding and direction to the Board of Nursing to collect nursing workforce data on a biennial basis and to store and make the data available to interested parties for nursing workforce planning. Legislation has been introduced in both the House and the Senate to direct the Board of Nursing to collect this data. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.