Minnesota Medical Retention Bill (HF 275)
This law was last updated on Feb 5, 2019
HF 275 would require an abortion facility to retain all medical records, reports, or other documents related to each patient who has an abortion, in the files of the facility for a period of 30 years.
The facility would be required to inform the patient that all records will be kept in the facility for 30 years. The patient would need to sign an acknowledgment that they have received this information.
The bill requires the medical record of each patient to contain:
- identification data which includes the patient’s name, address, and date of birth;
- medical history;
- a physical examination report;
- a copy of the ultrasound;
- a report on the abortion procedure, including the anesthetic agent administered, the technical procedure used, and any resulting complications;
- procedures used to remedy any such complications;
- the approximate gestational age of the fetus or fetuses;
- the sex of the fetus or fetuses;
- the number of fetuses terminated as a result of the abortion procedure;
- a complete copy of the abortion report that is submitted to the health department; and
- a copy of the signed patient acknowledgment.
1/22/19 – Introduced; referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.