(b) A physician charged pursuant to this section may seek a hearing before the West Virginia board of medicine on the issue of whether the physician's act was necessary to save the life of a mother pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section. The findings of the board of medicine are admissible on this issue at the trial of the physician. Upon a motion by the defendant, the court shall delay the beginning of trial for not more than thirty days to permit the board of medicine hearing to take place.
(c) No woman may be prosecuted under the provisions of this section for having a partial-birth abortion, nor may she be prosecuted for conspiring to violate the provisions of this section.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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