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HB 638 - Requires Additional Abortion Complications Reporting - Idaho Key Vote

Sally Toone voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Additional Abortion Complications Reporting

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Additional Abortion Complications Reporting

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires medical professionals to report certain information related to complications resulting from abortion.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires any medical practitioner or facility that treats a patient care for complications resulting from an abortion to file a written report with the Department of Health and Welfare within 90 days (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “complication” to include medical issues including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):

    • Uterine perforation;

    • Infection;

    • Hemorrhage;

    • Failure to terminate;

    • Subsequent development of breast cancer;

    • Inability, refusal, or unwillingness to have follow-up care;

    • Inability, refusal, or unwillingness to have a follow-up visit;

    • Any psychological or emotional condition reported by the patient;

    • Cramps that do not improve with medication; and

    • Any other adverse event.

  • Requires those who submit an application to attempt to ascertain and report information including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):

    • Age and race of patient;

    • Number of pregnancies, live births, and abortions of the patient;

    • Date of the abortion;

    • Gestational age of the fetus; and

    • The specific complication.

  • Prohibits required reports from containing the following information (Sec. 1):

    • Name of the patient;

    • Common identifiers, such as social security number; and

    • Any other information that would made it possible to identify the patient.

  • Classifies the willful reporting of false information as a misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies the willful disclosure of information from a report as a misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that any individual who willfully fails to file a report is guilty of unprofessional conduct and subject to discipline, as well as a civil fine of $500 per incident (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes boards of medicine to take disciplinary action against practitioners for failure to comply with this statute (Secs. 2 & 3).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (56-13) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Additional Abortion Complications Reporting

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires medical professionals to report certain information related to complications resulting from abortion.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires any medical practitioner or facility that treats a patient care for complications resulting from an abortion to file a written report with the Department of Health and Welfare within 90 days (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “complication” to include medical issues including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):

    • Uterine perforation;

    • Infection;

    • Hemorrhage;

    • Failure to terminate;

    • Subsequent development of breast cancer;

    • Inability, refusal, or unwillingness to have follow-up care;

    • Inability, refusal, or unwillingness to have a follow-up visit;

    • Any psychological or emotional condition reported by the patient;

    • Cramps that do not improve with medication; and

    • Any other adverse event.

  • Requires those who submit an application to attempt to ascertain and report information including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):

    • Age and race of patient;

    • Number of pregnancies, live births, and abortions of the patient;

    • Date of the abortion;

    • Gestational age of the fetus; and

    • The specific complication.

  • Prohibits required reports from containing the following information (Sec. 1):

    • Name of the patient;

    • Common identifiers, such as social security number; and

    • Any other information that would made it possible to identify the patient.

  • Classifies the willful reporting of false information as a misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies the willful disclosure of information from a report as a misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that any individual who willfully fails to file a report is guilty of unprofessional conduct and subject to discipline, as well as a civil fine of $500 per incident (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes boards of medicine to take disciplinary action against practitioners for failure to comply with this statute (Secs. 2 & 3).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Additional Abortion Complications Reporting

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