Bill Status of HB1919 97th General Assembly
Short Description: ULTRASOUND OPPORTUNITY ACT
Rep. Brandon W. Phelps - David Reis - Joe Sosnowski - Thomas Morrison - Randy Ramey, Jr., Richard Morthland, Wayne Rosenthal, Lisa M. Dugan, Dwight Kay, John D. Cavaletto, Michael G. Connelly, Adam Brown, Monique D. Davis and Jil Tracy
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Ultrasound Opportunity Act. Sets forth legislative findings and definitions. Provides that at any facility where abortions are performed the physician who is to perform the abortion, the referring physician, or another qualified person working in conjunction with either physician shall offer any woman seeking an abortion after 6 weeks of gestation an opportunity to receive and view an active ultrasound of her unborn child by someone qualified to perform ultrasounds at the facility, or at a facility listed in a listing of local ultrasound providers provided by the facility, at least one hour prior to the woman having any part of an abortion performed or induced, and prior to the administration of any anesthesia or medication in preparation for the abortion. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall prepare and make available a reporting form, to be submitted by each abortion facility to the Department annually. Provides that the requirements of the Act shall not apply when, in the medical judgment of the physician performing or inducing the abortion, there exists a medical emergency. Contains a severability provision. Effective immediately.