92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB1864
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Short description: 
WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW-ABORTION                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Woman's Right to Know Act  and  amends  the  Medical       
   Practice  Act  of  1987.   Provides  that  an  abortion  shall  not be      
   performed or induced unless the woman  has  given  her  voluntary  and      
   informed  consent,  and  states  guidelines  for determining whether a      
   woman's consent is voluntary and informed. Requires the Department  of      
   Public   Health  to  publish  materials  concerning  certain  prenatal      
   services.  Requires a physician to inform a woman of the existence  of      
   a  medical  emergency that necessitates an immediate abortion to avert      
   her death or serious injury. Provides for civil remedies in  the  case      
   of  a  violation  of the Woman's Right to Know Act.  Makes a physician      
   subject to disciplinary action for violating the Woman's Right to Know      
   Act.  Effective 90 days after becoming law.                                 
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Public Health)                            
          It is estimated the cost to implement this bill is approximate-      
          ly $383,800 for staff, equipment, travel, printing, and dis-         
          tribution of printed materials and the cost of operating the         
          toll free telephone contract.                                        
          PENSION NOTE (Illinois Pension Laws Commission)                      
          Senate Bill 1864 does not have a fiscal note.                        
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

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


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