Florida Infants Born Alive Bill

State:

Number: HB 1129

Status: Current

Proposed: February 28, 2013

Enacted: June 5, 2013

Link: www.flsenate.gov...

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Last updated Oct 2, 2013.

SUMMARY

HB 1129 provides that an infant born alive during or immediately after an attempted abortion is entitled to same rights, powers, and privileges as any other child born alive during the course of natural birth. The bill also requires health care practitioners to use same degree of professional care to preserve the life and health of born alive infants as they would for children born alive during the course of natural birth. Infants born alive are required immediately to be transferred and admitted to a hospital.

The bill also requires that any health care practitioner or employees who have knowledge of violations of the born alive provision, report those violations to the Department of Health. A violation of the born alive provision is a first degree misdemeanor.

The bill revises reporting requirements in Fla. Stat. § 390.0112 to require physicians to report the number of infants born alive during or immediately after an attempted abortion.