SB10 SFAT Plymale 2-17

Baker 7816


Senator Plymale moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 10 -- A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated 16-2O-1, relating to the creation of the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act; providing definitions; prohibiting dismemberment abortions; deeming violations by physicians and other licensed medical practitioners to be a breach of the standard of care and outside the scope of practice that is permitted by law if confirmed by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; allowing for discipline from the applicable licensure board for that conduct after said confirmation including, but not limited to, loss of professional license to practice for violation; constituting violations for nonphysician and nonlicensed medical practitioners as unauthorized practice of medicine and subject to criminal penalties; preserving existing legal remedies for violations; and clarifying that no penalty may be assessed against a patient.