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Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

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Fetal remains. Requires the state department of health (state department) to develop forms that provide: (1) that the pregnant woman has a right after a surgical abortion to dispose of the remains by interment or cremation or have the provider dispose of the remains; and (2) that after an abortion induced by an abortion inducing drug, the pregnant woman will expel an aborted fetus and set forth the disposition policy of the health care provider or abortion clinic. States that a pregnant woman who has an abortion has the right to have the health care facility dispose of the aborted Fetal remains. Requires the state department of health (state department) to develop forms that provide: (1) that the pregnant woman has a right after a surgical abortion to dispose of the remains by interment or cremation or have the provider dispose of the remains; and (2) that after an abortion induced by an abortion inducing drug, the pregnant woman will expel an aborted fetus and set forth the disposition policy of the health care provider or abortion clinic. States that a pregnant woman who has an abortion has the right to have the health care facility dispose of the aborted fetus by cremation or interment and to ask the health care facility or abortion clinic the method of disposition used. Requires the pregnant woman to inform the health care facility or abortion clinic of the pregnant woman's decision for disposition, or in the case of in abortion induced by an abortion inducing drug, whether the pregnant woman will return the aborted fetus to the health care provider or abortion clinic for disposition. Requires the health care facility or abortion clinic to dispose of the returned fetus by cremation or interment. Requires that a burial transit permit that includes multiple aborted fetal remains be accompanied by a log prescribed by the state department containing certain information, except in certain circumstances, about each fetus included under the burial transit permit. ... View more