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Virginia Department of Health
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State Board of Health
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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/29/2013
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1/28/13  9:27 pm
Commenter: Barbara Franko

Regulations affecting Women's Health Clinics
 

I am typing this for the second time because your program did not save what I wrote (because I had overlooked keying in the two letters at the bottom.  I would encourage you to improve this web application so that this doesn't happen.

My main purpose in writing this letter is to encourage the Board to continue to stand with Virginia women by voting to "grandfather in" women's health centers for the new Regulations that have been implemented for structural upgrades to the clinics.

These new regulations are misusing the recommendations of the architects, who intended that these new requirements be applied only to new structures.  If these regulations continue to exist in their present form, many women's health care clinics will be forced to close.  This restricts and reduces the quality of care given to the women of Virginia.

Please support the women of Virginia - and don't allow politics to rule your actions.  You are tasked with caring for our women - please do the right thing - and protect our women, by not requiring existing clinics to inappropriate and onerous building requirements.

Thank you.

 

Thank you.