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Introduced Version House Bill 2915 History

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H. B. 2915


(By Delegates Roberts, Porter and Stevens)

[Introduced March 7, 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 article, designated §16-2J-1, relating to requiring that the Bureau for Public Health license, regulate and perform weekly inspections of every facility where three or more abortions are performed during a calendar year.

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 article, designated §16-2J-1, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 2J. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING ABORTION.

§16-2J-1. Licensure of facilities.

The Bureau for Public Health shall license, regulate, and perform weekly inspections of every facility in which three or more abortions are performed in a calendar year.

Cases in which a hospital performs an abortion to save the
life of a person who is in imminent danger shall not be considered, in determining what facilities fall within the scope of this statute.
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 that facilities providing three or more abortions in a calendar year be licensed, regulated and inspected by the Bureau for Public Health.

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