Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1984 -- Abortions

Sponsor:  Sander

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 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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