34-23A-19. Performance of abortion--Required reports--Rules.

Any facility or physician performing abortions in this state shall forward to the Department of Health:

(1)    The number of abortions performed;

(2)    The method of abortion used in each abortion performed;

(3)    Complete pathology reports including the period of gestation of fetuses, the presence of abnormality, and the measurements of fetuses, if the facility where the abortion is performed is equipped to complete the reports;

(4)    The number of maternal deaths due directly or indirectly to abortions;

(5)    Reports of all follow-up, including short-term and long-term complications due to abortion in the female who received an abortion;

(6)    The number of infants who survived an attempted abortion;

(7)    Medical action taken to preserve the life of an aborted child born alive;

(8)    The outcome for an aborted child born alive, including the child's survival, death, and location of death, if known; and

(9)    Any other information required by the department, as authorized by this section.

No report made under this section may include the name of any female who received an abortion.

The Department of Health shall promulgate rules, in accordance with chapter 1-26, to acquire the necessary information for the department's report, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of all abortion-related data, as recommended by the centers.

Source: SL 1973, ch 146, § 4; SL 1993, ch 251, § 1; SL 2021, ch 150, § 3.