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Chapter 197

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  197.225.  Department of health and senior services may promulgate regulations — abortion facilities to maintain written protocols for medical emergencies and transfer of patients. — 1.  The department of health and senior services may adopt such reasonable rules, regulations, and standards for the types of services provided as are necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 197.200 to 197.240, and to assure quality patient care and patient safety, which shall include, but not be limited to:

  (1)  Construction of the facility including, but not limited to, plumbing, heating, lighting, and ventilation which should insure the health, safety, comfort, and privacy of patients and protection from fire hazard;

  (2)  Number, qualifications, and organization of all personnel, having responsibility for any part of the care provided to the patients;

  (3)  Equipment essential to the health, welfare, and safety of the patients;

  (4)  Facilities, programs, and services to be provided in connection with the care of patients in ambulatory surgical centers; and

  (5)  Procedures for peer review and for receiving and investigating complaints regarding any ambulatory surgical center or any physician, dentist, podiatrist, nurse, assistant, manager, supervisor, or employee practicing or working in any such facility.

  2.  The department of health and senior services may adopt separate rules, regulations, or standards to apply to ambulatory surgical centers and to apply to abortion facilities.

  3.  Abortion facilities shall be required to maintain a written protocol for managing medical emergencies and the transfer of patients requiring further emergency care to a hospital within a reasonable distance from the abortion facility.


(L. 1975 S.B. 1 § 6, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1162, A.L. 2017 2d Ex. Sess. S.B. 5)

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