H.R.5731 - Telemedicine Safety Act

To prohibit Federal assistance for telemedicine abortions and to ban interstate abortions using telemedicine technology. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To prohibit Federal assistance for telemedicine abortions and to ban interstate abortions using telemedicine technology. as introduced.
  • Short: Telemedicine Safety Act as introduced.

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05/10/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Steve King

R-IA

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Official Summary

Telemedicine Safety Act - Prohibits: (1) knowingly providing a telemedicine abortion across state lines; (2) the use of any funds made available under a telemedicine law for telemedicine abortions or for assistance to facilities that offer telemedicine abortions; or (3) the use of any equip

Official Summary

Telemedicine Safety Act - Prohibits:
(1) knowingly providing a telemedicine abortion across state lines;
(2) the use of any funds made available under a telemedicine law for telemedicine abortions or for assistance to facilities that offer telemedicine abortions; or
(3) the use of any equipment, infrastructure, or other items purchased using funds made available under a telemedicine law for telemedicine abortions. Defines a \"telemedicine abortion\" as the use by a health professional of telemedicine services to provide any instrument, medicine, drug, or method to terminate the life of an unborn child or to terminate a pregnancy, without conducting an in-person medical examination of the woman during her pregnancy, with an intention other than:
(1) to produce a live birth and preserve the life and health of the child after live birth; or
(2) to remove an ectopic pregnancy or to remove an unborn child who died as the result of a spontaneous abortion, accidental trauma, or a criminal assault on the pregnant female or such child.

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