Kansas Propane Safety and Licensing Act (SB 83)
This law was last updated on Jul 5, 2017
SB 83 would amend current informed consent requirements for patients seeking abortion services in Kansas to include information regarding the physician who would be performing the abortion.
The bill would require the following information regarding the physician to be disclosed to the patient prior to an abortion:
- the name of such physician;
- the year in which such physician received a medical doctor’s degree;
- the date on which such physician’s employment commenced at the facility where the abortion is to be performed;
- whether any disciplinary action has been taken against such physician by the state board of healing arts by marking either a box indicating “yes” or a box indicating “no” and if the box indicating “yes” is marked, then provide the website addresses to the board documentation for each disciplinary action;
- whether such physician has malpractice insurance by marking either a box indicating “yes” or a box indicating “no”;
- whether such physician has clinical privileges at any hospital located within 30 miles of the facility where the abortion is to be performed by marking either a box indicating “yes” or a box indicating “no” and if the box indicating “yes” is marked, then provide the name of each such hospital and the date such privileges were issued;
- the name of any hospital where such physician has lost clinical privileges; and
- whether such physician is a resident of the state by marking either a box indicating “yes” or a box indicating “no”.
The above information would need to be provided on white paper in a printed format in black ink with 12-point Times New Roman font.
Introduced by the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee.
Passed the senate on March 16, 2017, by a 40-0 vote.
Passed the house with new language on May 25, 2017, by an 84-38 vote.
Final passage in the senate on May 30, 2017, by a 25-15 vote.
Signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on June 7, 2017.