Texas Bill Relating to Abortion Safety and Penalties (HB 4213)
This law was last updated on Aug 29, 2019
HB 4213 would require a physician who performs an abortion or provides or prescribes an abortion-inducing drug, to schedule a follow-up appointment for the patient within 14 days after the date of the abortion or administration or use of the drug.
At the appointment, the physician would be required to confirm the pregnancy is completely terminated, and assess any continued blood loss.
The bill would authorize the Texas Medical Board to take disciplinary action against any physician who violates this provision.
The bill would amend abortion complication reporting requirements to require any physician—not just those at an abortion facility—who diagnoses or treats an abortion complication to fill out an abortion complication report.
3/8/19 – Introduced.