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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]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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10/25/18  2:13 pm
Commenter: Sylvia

EMT says: Women deserve safe, clean facilities

An abortion is surgery.

Surgeries require clean, regulated environments.

Surgeries have complications for which the facility must be prepared.

I'm an EMT, and if we can't get a patient to the ambulance because a facility does not meet medical standards (sufficiently wide hallways), everyone loses.

If the facility is dirty or ill-prepared to deal with a medical emergency, they should not be granted a license.

Kindly hold abortion clinics to the same high medical standards that we require of every other outpatient surgical procedure facility.

Thank you.

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