Alabama TRAP Law (SB 130)

This law was last updated on Jun 12, 2014


State

Alabama

Number

SB 130

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 5, 2013

Topics

Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers, Telemedicine Abortion Bans

Full Bill Text

alisondb.legislature.state.al.us

SB 130 contains multiple abortion restrictions: (1) admitting privileges requirement; (2) telemedicine abortion ban; (3) ambulatory surgical center requirement.

Admitting Privileges

Requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local—”within the same standard metropolitan statistical area as the facility is located” hospital.

Telemedicine Ban

Bans telemedicine abortion by requiring that the physician providing or prescribing an abortion-inducing drug must first examine the pregnant woman in person and document, in the woman’s medical chart, the gestational age and intrauterine location of the pregnancy before providing or prescribing the abortion-inducing drug.

Ambulatory Surgical Center Requirement

The bill requires abortion clinics to meet standards of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), even though, according to Guttmacher, ASCs perform procedures that are more invasive and trickier than abortion. SB 130 requires compliance with NPFA 101 Life Safety Code and any other life safety and building standards required by law or rule. The bill grants broad authority to the state department of health to develop medically unjustified regulations applicable to abortion clinics.

STATUS

Companion bill to HB 57.


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