Idaho Admitting Privileges Bill (S 1094)

Last updated: Feb 18, 2015


State

Idaho

Number

S 1094

Status

Failed to Pass

Topics

Admitting Privileges, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers

Full Bill Text

www.legislature.idaho.gov

S 1094 would have required that a physician performing an abortion have admitting privileges at a hospital located within 20 (twenty) miles of where the surgical abortion is performed.

As reported by RH Reality Check:

Proponents of admitting privileges laws charge that the legislation is based on safety, arguing that abortion providers should have an explicit contract with a hospital just in case something goes awry during the procedure. This anti-choice argument is based onno medical evidence: According to medical professionals, abortion is one of the safest medical procedures in the United States. Admitting privileges laws, the rules of which are not applied to other kinds of outpatient surgical centers, are instead a political tool to decrease abortion access, abortion proponents charge.

STATUS

Died in Committee.

Similar to S 1102, which was also under consideration in 2015, except S 1102 would have required admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.