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Introduced Version House Bill 2927 History

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H. B. 2927


(By Delegates Roberts, Porter and Stevens)

[Introduced March 7, 2005; referred to the

Committee on Health and Human Resources the 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 nursing services provided at facilities that provide abortions be under the direction of a legally and professional qualified registered nurse.

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. Nursing services at facilities providing abortions.

The Health Department 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 the nursing services at any facility that provides abortions be under the direction of a registered nurse.

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