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  188.043.  Medical malpractice insurance required to perform an abortion. — 1.  No person shall perform or induce an abortion on another unless such person has medical malpractice insurance with coverage amounts of at least one million dollars per occurrence and three million dollars in the annual aggregate.

  2.  For the purpose of this section, "medical malpractice insurance" means insurance coverage against the legal liability of the insured and against loss, damage, or expense incident to a claim arising out of the death or injury of any person as a result of the negligence or malpractice in rendering professional service by any health care provider.

  3.  No abortion facility or hospital shall employ or engage the services of a person to perform or induce an abortion on another if the person does not have medical malpractice insurance pursuant to this section, except that the abortion facility or hospital may provide medical malpractice insurance for the services of persons employed or engaged by such facility or hospital which is no less than the coverage amounts set forth in this section.

  4.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 334.100, failure of a person to maintain the medical malpractice insurance required by this section shall be an additional ground for sanctioning of a person's license, certificate, or permit.


(L. 2003 H.B. 156, A.L. 2019 H.B. 126)

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