SB 1549 Abortions; informed written consent.
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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:
01/20/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103746D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/20/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103746D
01/20/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)