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Illinois Bill Amending Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act (HB 5462)

This law was last updated on Jan 5, 2015

This law is Anti–Choice




HB 5462


Failed to Pass


Feb 11, 2014


Co-sponsors: 33
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 34


Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers

Full Bill Text

HB 5462 would have amended the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act.

ASC Requirement

The bill provides that “ambulatory surgical treatment center” includes any facility in which a medical or surgical procedure is utilized to terminate 50 or more pregnancies in any calendar year.  Essentially the bill would have required that nearly every abortion in Illinois, non-surgical and surgical, be performed in a surgical treatment center.

The bill states that any facility that performs 50 or more abortions a year must comply with all the statutes and rules that are applicable to ambulatory surgical treatment centers.  The bill further states that the Director of the Department of Public Health may seek an injunction against any facility that fails to comply.

Admitting Privileges

HB 5462 would also have required a physician to remain on the premise of an ambulatory surgical treatment center on any day when an abortion is performed at the facility and to have admitting privileges at a hospital that is located within 30 miles of the ambulatory surgical treatment center.


HB 5462 was initially referred to the Rules Committee.  It was sent to the Facilities Committee on 2/27/14.  It was re-referred to the Rules Committee on 3/28/14.