90th General Assembly
Summary of HB3174
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Short description: 
WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT                                                  

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Woman's Right to Know Act.  Requires informed consent      
   of a woman before an abortion may be performed on her.  Requires  that      
   at  least  24  hours  before an impending abortion, the physician or a      
   qualified person  must  give  the  woman  specific  oral  and  printed      
   information  concerning  abortion.   Requires the Department of Public      
   Health to develop and make  available  printed  and  video  materials.      
   Requires  a  facility  other  than  a  hospital  that  offers abortion      
   services to have a physician  with  full  admitting  privileges  at  a      
   nearby  hospital  for  follow-up  care for the facility's patients who      
   receive  abortion  services.   Provides  for   emergencies.   Requires      
   reporting  to  the  Department  of  Public  Health  of  each  abortion      
   performed in the State. Violation of the Act is a Class A misdemeanor       
   and is grounds under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 for disciplinary      
   action against a physician. Provides for civil penalties.  Failure  to      
   file  certain  reports, upon conviction, results in license suspension      
   for the facility or physician failing to report.   Effective  90  days      
   after becoming law.                                                         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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