H. B. 2915
(By Delegates Roberts, Porter and Stevens)
[Introduced March 7, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2J-1, relating to
requiring that the Bureau for Public Health license, regulate
and perform weekly inspections of every facility where three
or more abortions are performed during a calendar year.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2J-1, to read as
ARTICLE 2J. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING ABORTION.
§16-2J-1. Licensure of facilities.
The Bureau for Public Health shall license, regulate, and
perform weekly inspections of every facility in which three or more
abortions are performed in a calendar year.
Cases in which a hospital performs an abortion to save the
life of a person who is in imminent danger shall not be considered,
in determining what facilities fall within the scope of this
Nothing in this section shall be construed or interpreted to
condone, permit, allow or endorse any abortion.
The purpose of this bill is to
require that facilities
providing three or more abortions in a calendar year be licensed,
regulated and inspected by the Bureau for Public Health.
This article is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.