West Virginia Admitting Privileges Bill (HB 2243)
Last updated: Oct 27, 2014
HB 2243 would have required that except in cases of a medical emergency, any physician performing an abortion in a facility other than a hospital to have admitting privileges within the local service area where the abortion is to be performed.
In addition, the bill would have required that anesthesia be administered by a licensed anesthesiologist or a licensed certified registered nurse anesthetist.
Physician Reporting Requirement
The bill would have required abortion clinics to report to the Bureau for Public Health the name of each physician and the name of the hospital at which the physician has admitting privileges, and the name of each anesthesiologist or and certified registered nurse anesthetist providing services at the abortion clinic. The bill states that the report must be made by January 31 of each year, and for any departing or new physician, anesthesiologist, or certified registered nurse anesthetist within thirty days of the departure or beginning service.