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Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Amend the Regulation after Assessment and Receipt of Public Comment
Comment Period Ends 10/31/2018
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10/27/18  8:41 am
Commenter: Jean Frasch

Protect the emotional and physical health of women

For the emotional and physical health of women:

  1. Reinstate all of the health and safety measures the Board unlawfully watered down during the  last amendment process. 
  2. REQUIRE all OLC inspections to verify that ultrasounds have been performed at least 24 hours prior to every abortion performed. 
  3. Reinstate the requirement that abortion facilities provide information on post-abortion counseling to its patients.
  4. Require annual inspections on abortion facilities instead of biennial. 
  5. Remove the ability of the Commissioner to grant permanent variances.
  6. Reinstate the definition of "first trimester" as being the first twelve weeks from conception, not "13 weeks and 6 days after last menstrual period." 
  7. Reinstate the ability of the department to deny, suspend, or revoke the license to operate an abortion facility for violating "any provision of Article 1 (§ 32.1-123 et seq.) of Chapter 5 of Title 32.1."
  8. Reinstate the requirement that the abortion facility ensure that it has removed all of the fetal body parts from inside of the female patient upon the performance of an abortion. 
CommentID: 68381