Abstract: Establishes requirements concerning reports of abortions performed or induced.
Present law provides that the attending physician must complete an individual report for each
abortion performed or induced. Present law further provides that the report shall be confidential and
cannot contain the name or address of the woman.
Present law provides that the report shall include the parish and municipality, if any, in which the
pregnant woman resides.
Proposed law retains present law; however, instead of the report including the parish and
municipality, the report shall include the parish and zip code, if any, in which the pregnant woman
resides.
Proposed law provides that the La. Dept. of Health shall, on a quarterly basis, provide to the Dept.
of Children and Family Services and the attorney general copies of all abortion reports in which a
minor pregnant woman under the age of 13 received an abortion.
Proposed law provides that a hospital licensed by the La. Dept. of Health shall submit a report to the
department on patients who received treatment in the emergency department as a result of
complications after an abortion.
Proposed law provides that the La. Dept. of Health, in consultation with the La. State Board of
Medical Examiners, shall jointly promulgate rules regarding the electronic coding, reporting, and
tracking of complications after any abortion that is treated at any hospital.
Proposed law provides that the report required under proposed law shall include, at a minimum, the
general nature of the abortion procedure, the resulting complication, and the identity of the facility
in which the original abortion was performed.
(Amends R.S. 40:1061.21(A)(4); Adds R.S. 40:1061.21(E) and 2109.1)