Texas Abortion Provider Reporting Requirements Bill (HB 2308)
This law was last updated on Jan 10, 2014
HB 2308 would have required physicians to submit a monthly report to the Department of Health containing information about each abortion performed at the facility without including any identifying information about the physician performing the abortion or the patient.
The bill would have required the report to contain the following information:
(1) whether the abortion facility at which the abortion is performed is licensed under this chapter;
(2) the patient’s year of birth, race, marital status, and state and county of residence;
(3) the type of abortion procedure;
(4) the date the abortion was performed;
(5) whether the patient survived the abortion, and if the patient did not survive, the cause of death;
(6) the period of gestation based on the best medical judgment of the attending physician at the time of the procedure;
(7) the date, if known, of the patient’s last menstrual cycle;
(8) the number of previous live births of the patient; and
(9) the number of previous induced abortions of the patient.
The bill provides for the assessment of fines and penalties for failure to comply with the law.
Unlike a similar bill, HB 2309 (which also failed to pass), this bill does not state when and under what conditions the information contained in the reports may be released.