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Health Care Access In Cases Of Rape Or Incest

Concerning removing certain restrictions related to abortion services, and, in connection therewith, removing the requirement that the services be performed only at certain health care facilities and removing the requirement that only a physician perform the service.
2021 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Under current law, public funds cannot be used to pay for an abortion, except in cases of life endangerment and in cases of rape or incest for medicaid-eligible women. If every reasonable effort is made to preserve the life of the pregnant woman and unborn child, then public funds may be used for medically necessary services. The medically necessary services must be performed only in a licensed health care facility and only by a licensed physician. The act removes these requirements and allows medically necessary services to be performed by a provider who is licensed by the state and acting within the scope of the provider's license and in accordance with applicable federal regulations.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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