Minnesota Telemedicine Ban ( SF 727)
This law was last updated on Mar 2, 2015
SF 727 would require a physician to be physically present when RU-486 (mifepristone) or any other abortion-inducing drugs or chemicals are administered. The physician administering the drug should make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the patient returns 12 to 18 days after the administration or use of drugs for a follow-up visit so the physician can confirm the pregnancy has been terminated and assess the patient’s medical condition.
This bill would make it a felony for any person who knowingly administered abortion-inducing drugs or chemicals without the physical presence of a physician.
SF 727 would also allow the the patient, her husband, or maternal grandparent of the unborn child to seek civil action against anyone who violates this requirement.
A woman who obtains or possesses RU-486 or any other drug or chemical for the purpose of inducing an abortion to terminate her own pregnancy would not be subject.
Companion bill to HF 734.