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Texas Bill Regarding the Disposition of Fetal Remains (HB 201)

This law was last updated on Nov 9, 2017


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Texas

Number

HB 201

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Nov 14, 2016

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 20
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 21

Topics

Fetal Tissue

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.tx.us

HB 201 require health-care facilities that provide health or medical care to pregnant patients to dispose of any fetal remains related to that care, regardless of the period of gestation or weight of the fetus by internment, cremation, incineration, or steam disinfection.

The department may suspend or revoke the license of a health-care facility that violates this provision. The facility may also face a civil penalty of $1,000 for each violation.

The bill would allow the attorney general to sue to collect any penalties.

STATUS

Texas regulations requiring disposal of fetal remains by burial or cremation that are similar to the statutory requirements in HB 201 were challenged and blocked in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (Whole Woman’s Health II).


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