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145.413 Recording and reporting health data.

Subdivision 1. Rules. The state commissioner of health shall promulgate rules to effect a reporting system on terminated pregnancies in order that statistical data is obtained that will relate to maternal health. The rules and reporting system shall not interfere with the right of a pregnant woman to seek an abortion before the fetus is potentially viable. No such report, or any part thereof, shall be disclosed, in any manner, by any official or clerk or other employee or person having access thereto, and all such information shall be confidential.

Subd. 2. Death of woman. If any woman who has had an abortion dies from any cause within 30 days of the abortion or from any cause potentially related to the abortion within 90 days of the abortion, that fact shall be reported to the state commissioner of health.

Subd. 3. Penalty. A physician who performs an abortion and who fails to comply with subdivision 1 and transmit the required information to the state commissioner of health within 30 days after the abortion is guilty of a misdemeanor.

HIST: 1974 c 177 s 3; 1977 c 305 s 45; 1985 c 248 s 70