2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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

Item 299 #5h

Item 299 #5h

Health And Human Resources
Health Professions, Department of

Page 257, line 3, before "Out of", insert "A."
Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"B.  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.  Also, the Board shall develop procedures to safeguard the identity of individual patients.  Physicians who treat abortion-related medical complications shall report such complications whether or not they perform the abortion."

(This amendment directs the Board of Medicine to develop guidelines for the reporting of abortion-related complications.)