Wyoming Bill Regarding Abortion Reporting (HB 132)
This law was last updated on Jul 11, 2017
HB 132 would establish additional requirements for abortion reporting.
Current law requires the state office of vital records to be maintain an abortion reporting form for physicians to fill out for each procedure.
Under this bill, a physician who fails to submit a report by the end of 50 days following the due date established by the office of vital records services would be subject to a late fee of $1,000 for each additional 30 day period or portion of a 30 day period the report is overdue.
Any physician who fails to submit a form, or submits an incomplete form, more than six months after the abortion is performed, may, in an action brought by the office of vital records services, be directed by a court of competent jurisdiction to submit a complete form within a period stated by court order or be subject to civil contempt.
Intentional or reckless failure by any physician to conform to any requirement of this provision, other than filing a late report, or intentional or reckless failure to submit a complete report would be unprofessional conduct.
Intentional or reckless falsification of a report would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year imprisonment and/or a fine up to $1,000.
The office of vital records would be required to hold compilations of the information submitted on the abortion reporting forms in strict confidence and should only be made available to the attorney general or district attorney.
The office of vital records would be required to issue a public report, no later than June 30, providing statistics for the previous calendar year compiled from all the reports covered that year.
If passed, the law would take effect on July 1, 2017.
Similar to HB 121, which failed to pass in 2016.