34-23A PERFORMANCE OF ABORTIONS
PERFORMANCE OF ABORTIONS
Definition of terms.
Attempt to perform abortion defined.
Legislative findings--Termination of life.
Legislative findings--Relationship between pregnant woman and unborn
Legislative findings--Risks to life and health of pregnant woman.
Legislative findings--Special protection of rights of pregnant women.
Legislative findings--Standard of practice requiring informed consent.
Common law cause of action for medical malpractice informed consent
claims based on reasonable patient standard reaffirmed--Application to
Abortion lawful only under specified conditions.
Physician to inform in case of medical emergency.
Abortion permitted during first twelve weeks--Medical judgment of attending
Abortion permitted during second twelve weeks--Place of performance.
Abortion permitted after twenty-four weeks only for medical necessity.
Blood supply and testing facilities to be available during abortion--Inoculations required.
Forty-eight hour notice to parent or guardian for minor or incompetent
female--Delivery of notice--Exceptions.
Abortion without notification--Participation and representation of female--Confidentiality--Appeal of denial.
Voluntary and informed consent required--Medical emergency exception--Information provided.
Statement of informed consent--Misdemeanor--Report of physician's
conviction--Female not penalized.
Publication of educational materials.
Department of Health to develop and maintain multi-media website--Contents--Collection of related statistics.
Counselor or social worker not liable for arranging abortion--Retaliation from
No liability for refusal to perform abortion.
Medical facility not to discriminate for performance or refusal to perform
Hospital not required to perform abortions--No liability for refusal of
abortion as policy.
Birth certificate for live birth resulting from abortion--Death certificate on
Right to life of babies born alive.
Prohibition of fetal transplantation after elective abortion.
Abortion as evidence in proceedings to terminate parental rights or to
adjudicate dependency of child.
Reports required of facility or physician performing abortions--Contents--
Name of mother omitted--Promulgation of rules.
Severability of provisions.
Construction of chapter.
Cause of action for certain abortions--Amount of damages--Attorney's fees.
Anonymity of female plaintiff--Specific written findings.
Analyses of maternal mortality.
Analyses of pregnancy outcomes.
Publication of findings on maternal mortality and pregnancy outcomes.
Partial-birth abortion prohibited--Violation a felony.
Application of partial-birth abortion prohibition.
Civil action for death of fetus or infant in partial-birth abortion.
Money damages in partial-birth abortion.
Prosecution of woman upon whom partial-birth abortion performed.
Partial-birth abortion defined.
Fetus and infant defined.
Physician's reporting form--Contents.
Submission of physician's information report.
Annual public report--Information included.
Information collection form.
Submission of information collection form.
Reporting form for use of notice described in § 34-23A-7.
Submission of reporting form.
Penalty for failure to submit reporting form.
Failure to submit reporting form a misdemeanor.
Department to ensure compliance--Inspection.
Department to ensure anonymity--Confidentiality of communication.
"Induced abortion" defined.
Licensing of abortion facilities.
Exceptions to abortion facility license requirement.
Application for abortion facility license--Contents--Fee--Inspection and
Fees to be deposited in abortion facility licensing fund.
Promulgation of rules--Minimum standards for abortion facilities.
Opportunity to view sonogram required.
Definition of terms.
Duties of physician in addition to common law.
Scheduling of abortion--Prior requirements.
Patient's written signed statement.
Registry of pregnancy help centers.
Certification of conditions by pregnancy help centers.
Pregnancy help centers placed on registry before January 1, 2012.
Pregnancy help centers placed on registry after January 1, 2012.
Registry may not include entities licensed to place children for adoption or
perform abortions--List of licensed persons who provide counseling--Removal from registry for failure to comply.
Pregnancy help center consultations.
Licensed professionals required at pregnancy help centers.
Release of confidential information as misdemeanor.
Civil action for failure to comply with §§ 34-23A-56 and 34-23A-57.
Civil action for failure to comply with chapter.
Repeal not implied.
Definitions regarding sex-selective abortions.
Sex-selective abortions prohibited--Felony.
Repeal not implied.