Authors: Senator John Waterman, Senator James Banks
Sponsors: Representative Thomas Washburne
Co-Sponsors: Representative Rhonda Rhoads, Representative Thomas Dermody, Representative Peggy Mayfield
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.