Enrolled Senate Bill (H)
Authored by: Sen. John Waterman, Sen. James Banks
Sponsors: Rep. Thomas Washburne
  • Sen. John Waterman
    Sen. John Waterman

    Author

  • Sen. James Banks
    Sen. James Banks

    Author

  • Rep. Thomas Washburne
    Rep. Thomas Washburne

    Sponsor

  • Rep. Rhonda Rhoads
    Rep. Rhonda Rhoads

    Co-Sponsor

  • Rep. Thomas Dermody
    Rep. Thomas Dermody

    Co-Sponsor

  • Rep. Peggy Mayfield
    Rep. Peggy Mayfield

    Co-Sponsor

DIGEST

Abortion providers. Authorizes the state department of health (state department) to inspect an abortion clinic at least one time per year and to conduct complaint inspections as needed. Requires a pregnant woman to be informed orally and in writing at least 18 hours before the abortion of an emergency telephone number for the facility that is available and answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Requires a physician who is performing an abortion to have hospital admitting privileges in writing. Requires the abortion clinic to keep at the clinic a copy of the admitting privileges of certain physicians and to ... provide a copy of the admitting privileges to the state department. Requires the state department to: (1) verify the validity of the admitting privileges documents; (2) remove any identifying information from the admitting privileges document before releasing the document; and (3) confirm to a member of the public, upon request, that admitting privileges have been received by the state department.