House Bill 2183 History
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
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
ARTICLE 5B. HOSPITALS AND SIMILAR INSTITUTIONS.
§16-5B-13a. Facilities performing abortions; quality assurance
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
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.