Texas Admitting Privileges Law (HB 2816)


Number: HB 2816

Status: Failed to Pass

Proposed: March 7, 2013

Link: www.legis.state.tx.us...

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Last updated May 15, 2015.

HB 2816 would have required that physicians have admitting privileges at a hospital that is located no more than 30 miles from where the abortion was performed and that provides OB-GYN services.


This bill (and its companion SB 1198) did not pass during the 2013 regular legislative session, but Texas’ omnibus abortion bill (HB 2), which Gov. Rick Perry signed into law on July 18, 2013 during the second special legislative session, contains a nearly identical admitting privileges provision.