Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1922 -- Abortions

Sponsor:  Harris (110)

This bill changes the requirements for reporting abortions.  The
report the attending physician completes after performing or
inducing an abortion must contain:

(1)  Information required by the United States Standard Report of
Induced Termination of Pregnancy that contains instructions for
persons with the responsibilities of completing and filing
reports on induced abortions;

(2)  Information regarding the type of abortion procedure used
and any drugs that were taken; and

(3)  The reason the pregnant woman sought the abortion and any
method of family planning the pregnant woman was using when she
became pregnant if the information was provided by the woman.

The Department of Health and Senior Services must add
non-identifying statistical data to their annual report regarding
post-abortion care and the weekly gestational age of the unborn
child when the abortion was performed.  A person who knowingly
violates the confidentiality of any reports, records, or
documents maintained by the hospital or abortion facility or
received by the department involving an abortion will be guilty
of a class D felony.

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