Bill Status of HB3274 99th General Assembly
Short Description: ASTC-PREGNANCY TERMINATN CENTR
Rep. Sheri Jesiel - Jerry Costello, II - Patricia R. Bellock - Barbara Wheeler - Jeanne M Ives, Keith R. Wheeler and Terri Bryant
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act. Provides for the licensure of pregnancy termination specialty centers. Defines "pregnancy termination specialty center" as a facility that performs 50 or more surgical abortions in one calendar year. Provides that the definition of "ambulatory surgical treatment center" does not include a pregnancy termination specialty center. Contains certain requirements for pregnancy termination specialty centers. Provides that certain requirements pertaining to ambulatory surgical treatment centers do not apply to pregnancy termination specialty centers. Provides that the provisions of the Act apply to pregnancy termination specialty centers, but if a provision of the Act is in conflict with a provision concerning pregnancy termination specialty centers, then the provision concerning pregnancy termination specialty centers shall control. Requires the Department of Public Health to annually conduct at least one unannounced inspection of each pregnancy termination specialty center. Contains provisions requiring the notification of patients if the Department finds a violation of the Act that could threaten patients' health.