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Minnesota Bill Regarding Abortion Facility Licensure Requirements (HF 811)

This law was last updated on Sep 10, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice




HF 811


Failed to Pass


Feb 6, 2017


Co-sponsors: 27
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 28


Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers

Full Bill Text

HF 811 would require facilities that perform ten or more abortions per month to be licensed by the commissioner of health.

The commissioner of health, the attorney general, an appropriate county attorney, or a patient upon whom an abortion has been performed or attempted to be performed at an unlicensed facility may seek an injunction in district court against the continued operation of the facility.

Clinic Inspections

HF 811 would also require the commissioner of health to perform routine and comprehensive inspections and investigations of facilities no more than two times per year. No notice would be required to any person before an inspection.

The annual license fee for facilities required to be licensed would be $3,712.

The commissioner of health may refuse to grant or renew, or may suspend or revoke a license on any of the following grounds:

  • violation of any of the provisions of this law;
  • permitting, aiding, or abetting the commission of any illegal act in the facility;
  • conduct or practices detrimental to the welfare of the patient;
  • obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud or misrepresentation; or
  • if there is a pattern of conduct that involves one or more physicians in the facility who have a financial or economic interest in the facility, and who have not provided notice and disclosure of such interest as required.

Related Legislation

Identical to HF 812, SF 704, and SF 705.

Similar HF 900/SF 752, which failed to pass in 2013.