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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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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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3/28/13  10:38 am
Commenter: Rob Krupicka

Don't Overregulate Health Care
 

Our regulatory process should focus on standards that have clear medical and health benefits.  Requirements for clinic buildings that don't meet that test ultimately reduce or eliminate patient access to health care.

Our regulatory process should focus on ways to lower costs, not create new financial costs for health care access without a clear medical reason.  The proposed regulations increase financial obstacles to health care access. 

Medically unnecessary regulations limit healthcare options for the women of Virginia.   Furthermore, the costs associated with these regulations and the clinics impacted cause these regulations to impact young, low-income, uninsured and minority women by decreasing their individual freedom to access health care services.