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Chapter 197

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  197.230.  Department may inspect and investigate — delegation of such authority authorized, when — abortion facilities, unannounced on-site inspections — public reports. — 1.  The department of health and senior services shall make, or cause to be made, such inspections and investigations as it deems necessary.  The department may delegate its powers and duties to investigate and inspect ambulatory surgical centers or abortion facilities to an official of a political subdivision having a population of at least four hundred fifty thousand if such political subdivision is deemed qualified by the department to inspect and investigate ambulatory surgical centers.  The official so designated shall submit a written report of his or her findings to the department and the department may accept the recommendations of such official if it determines that the facility inspected meets minimum standards established pursuant to sections 197.200 to 197.240.

  2.  In the case of any abortion facility, the department shall make or cause to be made an unannounced on-site inspection and investigation at least annually.  Such on-site inspection and investigation shall include, but not be limited to, the following areas:

  (1)  Compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements for an abortion facility, including requirements that the facility maintain adequate staffing and equipment to respond to medical emergencies;

  (2)  Compliance with the provisions of chapter 188; and

  (3)  Compliance with the requirement in section 197.215 that continuous physician services or registered professional nursing services be provided whenever a patient is in the facility.

  3.  Inspection, investigation, and quality assurance reports shall be made available to the public.  Any portion of a report may be redacted when made publicly available if such portion would disclose information that is not subject to disclosure under the law.


(L. 1975 S.B. 1 § 7, A.L. 2017 2d Ex. Sess. S.B. 5)

Effective 10-24-17

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