145.4134 COMMISSIONER'S PUBLIC REPORT.
(a) By July 1 of each year, except for 1998 and 1999 information, the commissioner shall
issue a public report providing statistics for the previous calendar year compiled from the data
submitted under sections
. For 1998
and 1999 information, the report shall be issued October 1, 2000. Each report shall provide the
statistics for all previous calendar years, adjusted to reflect any additional information from
late or corrected reports. The commissioner shall ensure that none of the information included
in the public reports can reasonably lead to identification of an individual having performed or
having had an abortion. All data included on the forms under sections
must be included in the public report, except that the commissioner
shall maintain as confidential, data which alone or in combination may constitute information
from which an individual having performed or having had an abortion may be identified using
epidemiologic principles. The commissioner shall submit the report to the senate Health and
Family Security Committee and the house Health and Human Services Committee.
(b) The commissioner may, by rules adopted under chapter 14, alter the submission dates
established under sections
for administrative convenience, fiscal savings,
or other valid reason, provided that physicians or facilities and the commissioner of human
services submit the required information once each year and the commissioner issues a report
once each year.
History: 1998 c 407 art 10 s 5; 2003 c 14 art 2 s 1