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SB20-077

Born Alive Child Physician Relationship

Concerning the enforcement of the rights of a living child after an abortion.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill establishes a physician-patient relationship between a child born alive after or during an abortion and the physician who performed or attempted to perform the abortion. The bill requires the physician to exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious physician would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age and requires that the child born alive be immediately transferred to a hospital. The bill creates a civil penalty of $100,000 for a violation enforceable by the attorney general, makes a violation a class 3 felony, and makes a conviction unprofessional conduct for licensing purposes.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Woodward
Rep. S. Sandridge

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