Date Requested: March 08, 2021
Time Requested: 11:53 AM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2955 Introduced HB2982
CBD Subject: Health



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

The purpose of this bill is to require that information about the process of chemical abortion be provided to a woman prior to prescribing pharmaceuticals for, or administering, a chemical abortion except in certain emergency circumstances. This bill specifies that the woman be informed of the possibility of reversal of a chemical abortion if undertaken within a critical period of time; obtain the woman's certification, in writing, that information was provided to her; dictate minimum standards for printed material and website information; and require documentation of the procedures. This legislation would require revisions to the Department's Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health (OMCFH) current printed materials and website as required by §16-2I-3 and §16-2I-4 to include informing of the possibility of reversing the effects of a chemical abortion utilizing Mifepristone should a woman change her mind as well as to provide information on and assistance with resources that may be available to help reverse the effects of a chemical abortion. It is projected that it will take at least 90 days after passage of this bill to implement requirements stipulated in the legislation. Department does not anticipate any FY2021 expenses and estimates one-time FY2022 costs to be $36,500.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 36,500 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 36,500 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

Estimated one-time Current Expense cost for FY2022 is $36,500 and includes expenses for printing revised flyers at $5,000 (10,000 flyers x $0.50 each); revised booklets at $10,000 (10,000 booklets x $1.00); website design at $20,000; and costs of disseminating revised printed material across the state at $1,500.


    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Bill J. Crouch
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