AN ACT TO ENACT THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S PROTECTION ACT OF 2015.
Senate amendments make the following changes to the 3rd edition, as amended.
Amendment #10 amends proposed GS 14-45.1(g), which defines qualified physician for use in the provisions concerning when abortion is not unlawful, providing that a qualified physician is considered a physician that (1) has, or is eligible for, board certification in obstetrics or gynecology; (2) possesses sufficient training based on established medical standards in safe abortion care and complications, and miscarriage management; or (3) performs an abortion in a medical emergency as specified (previously, defined qualified physician as a (1) physician who has, or is eligible for, board certification in obstetrics or gynecology or (2) physician who performs an abortion in a medical emergency).
Amendment #11 amends proposed GS 14-45.1(a1), which requires DHHS to inspect annually any clinic where abortions are performed and to publish the results and findings of all inspections conducted and also prohibits the employment of any person who is less than 18 years of age at any clinic where abortions are performed, adding clarifying language that provides that the requirements of subsection (a1) do not apply to hospitals required to be licensed under GS Chapter 131E.
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