VA HB1865 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-07 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Provision of abortion; abortion based on a disability or the sex or ethnicity of the unborn child prohibited; penalty. Provides that, except in a medical emergency, a person shall not perform, induce, or attempt to perform or induce an abortion unless the physician or nurse practitioner who is to perform or induce the abortion has first confirmed that the abortion is not being sought on the basis of a disability or the sex or ethnicity of the unborn child and has documented these facts in the maternal patient's chart, as well as in a report to be filed with the State Health Commissioner within 15 days of the abortion. The bill further provides that any person performing such a prohibited abortion has committed an act of unprofessional conduct, that his license to practice medicine or as a nurse practitioner in the Commonwealth shall be suspended or revoked pursuant to the rules of unprofessional conduct, and that he is subject to a civil penalty.

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Abortion; based on a disability or sex or ethnicity of the unborn child prohibited, penalty.



2023-02-07HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2023-01-10HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2023-01-10HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23100786D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
18271.2(n/a)See Bill Text

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