SEARCH SITE

Search FAQs

VIRGINIA LAW PORTAL

SEARCHABLE DATABASES

ACROSS SESSIONS

Developed and maintained by the Division of Legislative Automated Systems.

2017 SESSION

  • | print version

SB 1549 Abortions; informed written consent.

Introduced by: Jennifer T. Wexton | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Performance of abortions; informed written consent. Eliminates all the procedures and processes, including the performance of an ultrasound, required to effect a woman's informed written consent to the performance of an abortion; however, the bill does not change the requirement that a woman's informed written consent be first obtained. The bill reduces from two to one the number of consulting physicians who must certify that a third trimester abortion is necessary to prevent the woman's death or impairment of her mental or physical health and eliminates the need for such physicians to find that the woman's health would be substantially and irremediably impaired. The bill removes language classifying facilities that perform five or more first trimester abortions per month as hospitals for the purpose of complying with regulations establishing minimum standards for hospitals.


FULL TEXT

HISTORY