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HB 462 Abortion; informed consent, shall undergo ultrasound imaging, exceptions.

Introduced by: Kathy J. Byron | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Abortion; informed consent.  Requires that, as a component of informed consent to an abortion, to determine gestational age, every pregnant female shall undergo transabdominal ultrasound imaging and be given an opportunity to view the ultrasound image of her fetus prior to the abortion. The medical professional performing the ultrasound must obtain written certification from the woman that the opportunity was offered and whether the woman availed herself of the opportunity to see the ultrasound image or hear the fetal heartbeat. A copy of the ultrasound and the written certification shall be maintained in the woman's medical records at the facility where the abortion is to be performed. The ultrasound is not required if the woman is the victim of rape or incest and the incident was reported to law enforcement. This bill incorporates HB 261.


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