Florida Bill Regarding Liability for Abortions (HB 19)
This law was last updated on May 9, 2017
HB 19 would create a cause of action for physical injury and emotional distress resulting from a termination of pregnancy caused by the physician’s negligence or failure to obtain proper informed consent.
The signing of a consent form by the patient before the abortion would not negate the cause of action but may reduce the recovery of damages to the extent that the content of the consent form informed the woman of the risk of the type of injuries for which the patient is seeking damages.
An action brought under this section would not be a claim for medical malpractice.
If passed, the law would take effect on July 1, 2017.
Similar to SB 1140.