HB 2784 Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure.
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Summary as introduced:
Licensure of abortion clinics; penalties.  Requires all abortion clinics, defined as any facility, other than a hospital or an ambulatory surgery center, in which 25 or more first trimester abortions are performed in any 12-month period, to be licensed and to comply with the requirements currently in place for ambulatory surgery centers effective July 1, 2005. The bill also places proposed and existing abortion clinics under the certificate of public need (COPN) law after July 1, 2005. Existing abortion clinics will be required to apply annually to the Board of Health to obtain an exemption by providing a rationale for being excluded. The Commissioner of Health will determine whether existing abortion clinics have demonstrated sufficient cause to be excluded from the COPN requirements according to certain criteria. The Commissioner is also empowered to deny, suspend or revoke the license upon finding the clinic is in violation of state or federal law or regulations.

Full text:
01/17/05  House: Presented & ordered printed 056604488  pdf | impact statement

01/17/05  House: Presented & ordered printed 056604488
01/17/05  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/27/05  House: Reported from H. W. I. (16-Y 6-N)
01/28/05  House: Read first time
01/31/05  House: Read second time
01/31/05  House: Pending question ordered
01/31/05  House: Engrossed by House
02/01/05  House: Read third time and passed House (69-Y 28-N)
02/01/05  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 28-N)
02/01/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/02/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/05  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in Ed. & Health (6-Y 9-N)