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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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2/5/13  3:40 pm
Commenter: Katherine Rings

Inspections show that regulation is necessary
 

This is not a question on abortion or even abortion access.  It is a question on women't health.  Emergency regulation was enacted - and inspections under this regulation have shown that there were many shortcomings found in existing facilities.  In fact, 13 of 20 facilities were forced to enact "corrective action".  The measures that were enacted were simple, reasonable, common sense actions that are necessary to guard against infection.  The fact that the majority of the facilities were not meeting these standards indicate that the industry is not doing a good job of policing itself.  The regulations must be maintained to ensure a safe and healthy procedure.