Bill Text: AZ HB2467 | 2015 | Fifty-second Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced
Bill Title: Limited service pregnancy centers; ultrasounds
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: (Introduced) 2015-03-31 - Referred to House RULES Committee [HB2467 Detail]
REFERENCE TITLE: limited service pregnancy centers; ultrasounds
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
Representatives Mendez, Cardenas, Friese, Gabaldón, Sherwood: Fernandez, Velasquez
Amending Title 36, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding chapter 19.1; relating to limited service pregnancy centers.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 36, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding chapter 19.1, to read:
LIMITED SERVICE PREGNANCY CENTERS
ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
36-2111. Limited service pregnancy centers; ultrasounds; definitions
A. An ultrasound that is performed on a pregnant woman in a limited service pregnancy center shall be performed by a licensed or certified health care provider whose scope of practice includes performing ultrasounds.
B. For the purposes of this section:
1. "Health care provider" means an individual who is licensed or certified pursuant to title 32 to provide health care services in this state.
2. "Limited service pregnancy center":
(a) Means an organization, including a pregnancy counseling organization or crisis pregnancy center, that for a fee or free of charge provides pregnancy counseling or information but does not perform abortions or make referrals to an abortion provider and is not licensed or certified by this state or the federal government to provide medical or health care services.
(b) Does not include a health care provider, a hospital, an abortion clinic or a family planning clinic that performs abortions, provides contraception or provides abortion or contraception referrals.