First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)

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     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-34-2-5; (11)HE1474.1.1. -->
    SECTION 1. IC 16-34-2-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 5. (a) Every medical facility where abortions may be performed shall be supplied with forms drafted by the state department, the purpose and function of which shall be the improvement of maternal health and life through the compilation of relevant maternal life and health factors and data, and a further purpose and function shall be to monitor all abortions performed in Indiana to assure the abortions are done only under the authorized provisions of the law. Such forms shall include, among other things, the following:
        (1) The age of the woman who is aborted.
        (2) The place where the abortion is performed.
        (3) The full name and address of the physicians performing the abortion.
        (4) The name of the father if known.
         (5) The age of the father, or the approximate age of the father if the father's age is unknown.
        (5) (6) If after viability, the medical reason for the abortion.
        (6) (7) The medical procedure employed to administer the abortion.
        (7) (8) The mother's obstetrical history, including dates of other abortions, if any.
        (8) (9) The results of pathological examinations if performed.
        (9) (10) Information as to whether the fetus was delivered alive.
        (10) (11) Records of all maternal deaths occurring within the health facility where the abortion was performed.
         (12) The date of the pregnancy termination.
        (13) The date the form was received by the state department.

    (b) The form provided for in subsection (a) shall be completed by the physician performing the abortion and shall be transmitted to the state department not later than July 30 for each abortion performed in the first six (6) months of that year and not later than January 30 for each abortion performed for the last six (6) months of the preceding year. However, if an abortion is performed on a female who is less than fourteen (14) years of age, the physician performing the abortion shall transmit the form to the state department of health and the department of child services within three (3) days after the abortion is performed.
     (c) The dates in subsection (a)(12) and (a)(13) may not be redacted for any use of the form.
    (d) Each failure to file the completed form on time as required under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.

HEA 1474


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