HOUSE BILL NO. 4106
A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled
"Public health code,"
by amending sections 2835 and 2837 (MCL 333.2835 and 333.2837), section 2835 as amended by 2012 PA 499 and section 2837 as added by 1999 PA 208.
the people of the state of michigan enact:
Sec. 2835. (1) As used in this section and section 2837, "physical complication" means a physical condition occurring during or after an abortion that, under generally accepted standards of medical practice, requires medical attention. Physical complication includes, but is not limited to, infection, hemorrhage, cervical laceration, or perforation of the uterus.
(2) A physician An attending health care professional who performs an abortion shall report the performance of that procedure to the department on forms prescribed and provided by the department. A physician An attending health care professional shall transmit a report required under this subsection to the director within 7 days after the performance of the abortion.
(3) Each report of an abortion required under subsection (2) shall must contain only the following information and no other information:
(a) The age of the individual at the time of the abortion.
(b) The marital status of the individual at the time of the abortion.
(c) The race and, if applicable, Hispanic ethnicity of the individual.
(d) The city or township, county, and state in which the individual resided at the time of the abortion.
(e) The name and address of the facility and the type of facility in which the abortion was performed.
(f) The source of referral to the physician attending health care professional performing the abortion.
(g) The number of previous pregnancies carried to term.
(h) The number of previous pregnancies ending in spontaneous abortion.
(i) The number of previous pregnancies terminated by abortion.
(j) The method used before the abortion to confirm the pregnancy, the period of gestation in weeks of the present pregnancy, and the first day of the last menstrual period.
(k) The method used to perform the abortion.
(l) The weight of the embryo or fetus, if determinable.
(m) Whether the fetus showed evidence of life when separated, expelled, or removed from the individual.
(n) The date of performance of the abortion.
(o) The method and source of payment for the abortion.
(p) A physical complication or death resulting from the abortion and observed by the physician attending health care professional or reported to the physician attending health care professional or his or her the attending health care professional's agent before the report required under subsection (2) is transmitted to the director.
(q) The physician's attending health care professional's signature and his or her state license number.
(4) The report required under subsection (2) shall must not contain the name of the individual, common identifiers such as her social security the individual's Social Security number or motor vehicle operator's license number or other information or identifiers that would make it possible to identify in any manner or under any circumstances an individual who has obtained or seeks to obtain an abortion. A state agency shall not compare data in an electronic or other information system file with data in another electronic or other information system that would result in identifying in any manner or under any circumstances an individual obtaining or seeking to obtain an abortion. Statistical information that may reveal the identity of an individual obtaining or seeking to obtain an abortion shall must not be maintained.
(5) The department shall destroy each individual report required by this section and each copy of the report after retaining the report for 5 years after the date the report is received.
(6) The department shall make available annually in aggregate a statistical report summarizing the information submitted in each individual report required by this section. The department shall specifically summarize aggregate data regarding all of the following in the annual statistical report:
(a) The period of gestation in 4-week intervals from 5 weeks through 28 weeks.
(b) Abortions performed on individuals aged 17 and under.
(c) Physical complications reported under subsection (3)(p) and section 2837.
(7) The reports required under this section are statistical reports to be used only for medical and health purposes and shall must not be incorporated into the permanent official records of the system of vital statistics.
(8) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (10), the department or an employee of the department shall not disclose to a person or entity outside the department the reports or the contents of the reports required by this section in a manner or fashion so as to permit the person or entity to whom the report is disclosed to identify in any way the individual who is the subject of the