H. B. 2242
(By Delegate Azinger)
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated
to requiring abortion facilities to have certain written
policies and procedures.
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
, to read as
ARTICLE 5B. HOSPITALS AND SIMILAR INSTITUTIONS.
§16-5B-18. Abortion facilities to have written policies and
_______________Facilities that perform abortions shall have written policies
and procedures that include, but are not limited to:
_______________(1) Safety rules and practices relating to personnel, equipment, gases, liquids, drugs, supplies and services;
_______________(2) Provisions for reporting and investigating accidental
events regarding patients, visitors and personnel and corrective
_______________(3) Provisions for disseminating safety related information to
employees and users of the facility.
_______________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 abortion
facilities to have certain written policies and procedures.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely