Florida Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics (HB 233)
This law was last updated on Jun 28, 2016
HB 233 would add “abortion clinics” to the list of facilities that provide elective surgical care. Under this bill, abortion clinics would be held to the same licensing standards and regulations as ambulatory surgical centers.
According to Planned Parenthood:
[HB 233] would require abortion facilities to comply with requirements that are intended for facilities that perform more invasive and risky procedures, and use higher levels of sedation than abortion requires. These laws have nothing to do with protecting women and everything to do with shutting down providers by placing unreasonable building requirements on health care centers.