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House File 522

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  1  1    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  144.29A  TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY
  1  2 REPORTING.
  1  3    1.  A health care provider who identifies a spontaneous
  1  4 termination of pregnancy or who induces a termination of
  1  5 pregnancy shall file with the department a report for each
  1  6 termination within thirty days of the occurrence.  The report
  1  7 shall contain all of the following information with respect to
  1  8 each termination:
  1  9    a.  The health care provider.
  1 10    b.  The health facility.
  1 11    c.  The patient number.
  1 12    d.  The state of residence and, if this state, the county
  1 13 of residence of the patient.
  1 14    e.  The race of the patient.
  1 15    f.  The age of the patient.
  1 16    g.  The marital status of the patient.
  1 17    h.  The educational level of the patient.
  1 18    i.  The number of previous pregnancies, live births, and
  1 19 spontaneous or induced termination of pregnancies.
  1 20    j.  The month and year in which the termination occurred.
  1 21    k.  The number of weeks since the patient's last menstrual
  1 22 period.
  1 23    l.  Complications, if any.
  1 24    m.  The cause of spontaneous termination, if known.
  1 25    n.  The type of termination procedure, if the termination
  1 26 is induced.
  1 27    2.  The information shall be collected in a manner
  1 28 specified by rule of the department, pursuant to chapter 17A,
  1 29 and which ensures the anonymity of the patient who experiences
  1 30 a termination of pregnancy, the health care provider who
  1 31 identifies or induces a termination of pregnancy, and the
  1 32 hospital, clinic, or other health facility in which a termina-
  1 33 tion of pregnancy is identified or induced.  The department
  1 34 may share information with national public health officials
  1 35 and shall publish, annually, demographic summaries of the
  2  1 information obtained pursuant to this section, except that the
  2  2 department shall not disclose any information obtained
  2  3 pursuant to this section which reveals the identify of any
  2  4 patient, health care provider, or hospital, clinic, or other
  2  5 health facility, and shall ensure anonymity in the following
  2  6 ways:
  2  7    a.  The department may use information concerning the
  2  8 patient number or concerning the identity of a specific
  2  9 reporting hospital, clinic, or other health facility only for
  2 10 purposes of data collection.  The department shall not
  2 11 reproduce this information for any purpose, and shall not
  2 12 extrapolate this information for any purposes other than for
  2 13 use in annually publishing the demographic summary under this
  2 14 section.
  2 15    b.  The department shall immediately destroy all reports
  2 16 submitted after information is extrapolated from the reports.
  2 17    3.  Except as specified in subsection 2, reports,
  2 18 information, and records submitted and maintained pursuant to
  2 19 this section are strictly confidential and shall not be
  2 20 released or made public upon subpoena, search warrant,
  2 21 discovery proceedings, or by any other means.
  2 22    4.  For the purposes of this section, "health care
  2 23 provider" means a person providing health care services of any
  2 24 kind.
  2 25    Sec. 2.  Section 144.52, Code 1995, is amended by adding
  2 26 the following new subsection:
  2 27    NEW SUBSECTION.  7.  Violates a provision of section
  2 28 144.29A.  
  2 29                           EXPLANATION
  2 30    This bill requires the reporting of both spontaneous and
  2 31 induced terminations of pregnancy to the Iowa department of
  2 32 public health within 30 days of the occurrence.
  2 33    The bill lists the information to be included in a report
  2 34 and requires the department to adopt rules which specify the
  2 35 collection procedures to be used and which ensure anonymity of
  3  1 all parties related to the report.
  3  2    The bill authorizes the Iowa department of public health to
  3  3 share information with national public health officials, and
  3  4 requires the department to annually publish demographic
  3  5 summaries of the information obtained through the reports.
  3  6 The bill also establishes the manner of use of the information
  3  7 in order to ensure confidentiality of all parties related to
  3  8 the report, including limiting the use of the data collected
  3  9 to the annual publishing of the demographic summary and
  3 10 requiring that all reports be immediately destroyed after
  3 11 information is extrapolated for the demographic summary.  The
  3 12 bill also provides that except as otherwise specified in the
  3 13 bill, reports, information, and records submitted and
  3 14 maintained under the bill are confidential and are not to be
  3 15 released or made public upon subpoena, search warrant,
  3 16 discovery proceedings, or by any other means.
  3 17    The bill establishes a penalty of a serious misdemeanor for
  3 18 violation of reporting requirements of the bill.  
  3 19 LSB 2329HV 76
  3 20 pf/jw/5
     

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