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Tennessee Bill Regarding Definition of “Ambulatory Surgical Center” (SB 716)

This law was last updated on Nov 19, 2018




SB 716


Failed to Pass


Feb 11, 2015


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1


Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers

Full Bill Text

SB 716 would exclude from the definition of “ambulatory surgical center” private physicians’ and dentists’ office, unless the physician or dentist is performing a surgical procedure to terminate a pregnancy and that procedure possesses a significant risk of bleeding resulting in impairment, disability, or death, such as a dilation and curettage, dilation and evacuation, or dilation and extraction, or could result in retention of products of conception that would increase risk of sepsis, bacteremia, or death.

This bill would require facilities or physicians’ offices where abortions that possess a “significant risk” are performed to be licensed as ambulatory surgical treatment centers, and require such offices to convert into mini-hospitals.


Companion bill to HB 948.

SB 50, SB 1280, and HB 1368 also attempt to redefine ambulatory surgical center, but those bills use different definitional requirements.



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