Idaho Bill Requiring Abortion Reversal Information (S 1243)
This law was last updated on Jul 2, 2018
S 1243 requires the department of health and welfare to provide additional informed consent materials to physicians, hospitals, or other facilities providing abortion services.
The law requires additional information directing the patient where to obtain further information and assistance in locating a health-care provider whom they can consult about chemical abortion, including the interventions, if any, that may affect the effectiveness or reversal of a chemical abortion, and informs the patient that if they want to consult with such health-care providers, they should contact those health-care providers before they take the abortifacient.
The additional materials must also include a statement that the patient has a right to view an ultrasound image and to observe the heartbeat monitoring of the fetus. Current law requires the statement to read that the patient has a right to hear the heart tone, as opposed to viewing it.
Sponsored by the Senate State Affairs Committee.
Passed the senate on February 20, 2018, by a 29-6 vote.
Passed the house on March 12, 2018, by a 55-11 vote.
Signed into law by Gov. Butch Otter (R) on March 20, 2018.