2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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

Item 321 #2h

Item 321 #2h

Health And Human Resources
Health Professions, Department of

Page 305, after line 8, insert:
"The Board of Medicine shall develop guidelines and cause to be published forms for reporting short-term 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."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)