This bill mandates that health care providers report specific details about abortions to the medical facility where the abortion was performed, and in turn, requires these medical facilities to report this information to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for statistical purposes. The information to be reported includes the date and place of the abortion, the age and state of residence of the patient, the method of abortion used, the gestational age at the time of the abortion, and any prescriptions written to induce the abortion. The bill emphasizes that personally identifiable health care information should not be communicated or disclosed to the department.

The medical facility is required to report the collected information to DHHS at least annually or as directed by the commissioner. The commissioner will then use this data to create statistical tables regarding maternal health, abortion procedures, and gestational ages, and will present an annual report to the general court. The bill specifies that RSA 329:49 is repealed and reenacted with the new provisions. The act will become effective immediately upon its passage. There are no insertions or deletions marked in the provided text.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 329:49