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Introduced Version House Bill 2183 History

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H. B. 2183


(By Delegate Evans)

[Introduced February 10, 2005; referred to the

Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5B-13a, relating to hospitals and similar institutions; and requiring any facility that performs abortions to maintain a quality assurance program.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5B-13a, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 5B. HOSPITALS AND SIMILAR INSTITUTIONS.

§16-5B-13a. Facilities performing abortions; quality assurance required.

Any facility which performs abortions shall establish and maintain a quality assurance program run by a quality assurance committee of at least four staff members who must meet at least quarterly to review standards and procedures of the facility. A written report of each meeting shall be filed with the Department of Health.
Nothing in this section shall be construed or interpreted to condone, permit, allow or endorse any abortion.





NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require quality assurance standards for facilities which perform abortions.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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