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Kansas Bill Amending Telemedicine Ban (HB 2228)

This law was last updated on Jan 3, 2019




HB 2228




Feb 4, 2015


Medication Abortion, Telemedicine Abortion Bans

Full Bill Text

HB 2228 amends Kansas’ telemedicine ban (SB 36 codified at K.S.A. § 65-4a10) to clarify that only the initial dose of mifepristone must be administered in the presence of a physician.

The law is intended to settle litigation regarding SB 36, which could be interpreted to require that a pregnant person make a second trip to see a physician for administration of the second dose of mifepristone.

In addition, the bill also adds an exception for medical emergencies and for abortions performed in a hospital through inducing labor.


This bill was approved by Gov. Brownback on June 5, 2015.

Update #1

On December 31, 2018, Judge Theis ruled that his 2011 order blocking SB 36 also blocked 2015’s HB 2228, calling his 2011 order blocking the ban a “safe harbor” for the Plaintiff abortion provider (see Hodes & Nauser v. Moser, which is still pending; and Trust Women Foundation, Inc. v. Schmidt).

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