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SF 2366

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/02/2017 08:57am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying the abortion data required to be reported by physicians
or facilities; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
145.4131, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 145.4131, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Forms.

(a) Within 90 days of July 1, 1998, the commissioner shall prepare
a reporting form for use by physicians or facilities performing abortions. A copy of this
section shall be attached to the form. A physician or facility performing an abortion shall
obtain a form from the commissioner.

(b) The form shall require the following information:

(1) the number of abortions performed by the physician in the previous calendar year,
reported by month;

(2) the method used for each abortion;

(3) the approximate gestational age expressed in one of the following increments:

(i) less than nine weeks;

(ii) nine to ten weeks;

(iii) 11 to 12 weeks;

(iv) 13 to 15 weeks;

(v) 16 to 20 weeks;

(vi) 21 to 24 weeks;

(vii) 25 to 30 weeks;

(viii) 31 to 36 weeks; or

(ix) 37 weeks to term;

(4) the age of the woman at the time the abortion was performed;

(5) the specific reason for the abortion, including, but not limited to, the following:

(i) the pregnancy was a result of rape;

(ii) the pregnancy was a result of incest;

(iii) economic reasons;

(iv) the woman does not want children at this time;

(v) the woman's emotional health is at stake;

(vi) the woman's physical health is at stake;

(vii) the woman will suffer substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily
function if the pregnancy continues;

(viii) the pregnancy resulted in fetal anomalies; or

(ix) unknown or the woman refused to answer;

(6) the number of prior induced abortions;

(7) the number of prior spontaneous abortions;

(8) whether the abortion was paid for by:

(i) private coverage;

(ii) public assistance health coverage; or

(iii) self-pay;

(9) whether coverage was under:

(i) a fee-for-service plan;

(ii) a capitated private plan; or

(iii) other;

(10) complications, if any, for each abortion and for the aftermath of each abortion.
Space for a description of any complications shall be available on the form;

(11) the medical specialty of the physician performing the abortion; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

new text begin (12) if the abortion was performed via telemedicine, the facility code for the patient and
the facility code for the physician; and
new text end

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end whether the abortion resulted in a born alive infant, as defined in section
145.423, subdivision 4, and:

(i) any medical actions taken to preserve the life of the born alive infant;

(ii) whether the born alive infant survived; and

(iii) the status of the born alive infant, should the infant survive, if known.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $71,000 in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of health for costs related to updating the abortion data reporting system under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 145.4131 to 145.4136.
new text end