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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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3/6/13  8:50 am
Commenter: Royce Claytor

Amend Regulations for Women's Health Centers
 

New TRAP regulations need to be amended to allow greater access to clinics and to remove the excessive "hospital" rules because

* The Board of Health rules should be based on medicine and science, not politics.

* Women's health centers have an impressive safety record which includes abortion.

* TRAP regulations create financial and access burdens that threaten the delivery of health care to the very people who need it.

* These extensive regulations will cause a severe reduction in services to women throughout Virginia, primarily in rural areas.

Please focus on common sense in this role where you have been entrusted with oversight in this area.  Thank you.