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Texas Bill Requiring Personal Liability Insurance for Abortion Providers (HB 2735)

This law was last updated on Aug 29, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Texas

Number

HB 2735

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 28, 2019

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 2
Total Sponsors: 2

Topics

Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers

Full Bill Text

capitol.texas.gov

HB 2735 would require a physician performing an abortion to maintain professional liability insurance of at least one million dollars for each occurrence or file with the commission a bond in an amount of at least $1 million if they performed an average of five or more abortions per month during the preceding calendar year and:

  • was the subject of a civil action twice in the last seven years due to the performance of an abortion;
  • was disciplined by the Texas Medical Board for unprofessional, unethical, or negligent conduct arising from an abortion; or
  • is employed by or owns a licensed abortion facility that was determined to have continued violating a rule after an initial inspection identified the violation.

The insurance or bond would need to be payable to the patient who incurred damages as a result of a complication from an abortion performed or induced by the physician.

Any physician who is not in compliance would be prohibited from performing or inducing an abortion.

A physician who violates this provision would be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $4,000.


Latest Action

2/28/19 – Introduced.


People

Primary Sponsor