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Virginia Department of Health
Board
State Board of Health
chapter
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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1/29/13  9:25 pm
Commenter: Alicia Jean Jahsmann

Against TARP regulations
 

I respectfully ask the Board of Health to put a stop to the TARP regulations that could effectively close women's health centers & reduce or eliminate patient access to health care.  The requirements for clinic buildings are burdensome & unrelated to the services provided.  They also do not have any proven medical benefit.  The regulations threaten the continued availability of safe, legal first-trimester abortion and preventive reproductive health care across the state.  Health care costs will go up for those least able to afford it.  Women's health centers have excellent safety records & high standards of care.  Please amend the regulations so that they are based purely on medicine & science so that they do not impede women's access to essential health care.

Thank you, Alicia Jahsmann, Rockbridge Baths, VA