Minnesota Born Alive Infant Protections Modification (SF 2305)
This law was last updated on Apr 16, 2019
SF 2305 would require health-care practitioners to exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of a child born alive after a failed abortion as they would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.
All reasonable measures consistent with good medical practice—including the compilation of appropriate medical records—would be required to be taken by the responsible medical personnel to preserve the life and health of the born alive infant.
After providing the necessary care, the health-care practitioner would be required to ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.
A health-care practitioner or any employee of a hospital, a physician’s office, or an abortion clinic who has knowledge of a failure to comply with requirements of this provision would be required to immediately report the failure to the commissioner of health or a law enforcement agency.
3/11/19 – Introduced; referred to Senate Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.