Abortion; born alive human infant, treatment and care, penalty. (HB776)

Introduced By

Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Abortion; born alive human infant; treatment and care; penalty. Requires every physician licensed by the Board of Medicine who attempts to terminate a pregnancy to (i) exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of a human infant who has been born alive following such attempt as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age and (ii) take all reasonable steps to ensure the immediate transfer of the human infant who has been born alive to a hospital for further medical care. A physician who fails to comply with the requirements of this act is guilty of a Class 4 felony and may be subject to disciplinary action by the Board of Medicine. The bill also requires every hospital licensed by the Department of Health to establish a protocol for the treatment and care of a human infant who has been born alive following performance of an abortion and for the immediate reporting to law enforcement of any failure to provide such required treatment and care. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102336D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB776)
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB776)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1349.

Comments

Dee Martworthy writes:

Physicians already do this. We don’t need a law to compel them to do so.

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