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Perinatal Hospice Informed and Voluntary Consent Reporting

Introduction

            The Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision is required by law to issue a public report providing annual statistics concerning the duty of a physician to provide information to a female seeking an abortion of her unborn child diagnosed with a fetal anomaly incompatible with life.  This report follows the requirements outlined in 63 O.S. § 1-746.6.  

Oklahoma Law, 63 O.S. § 1-746.2, states “[i]n the case of a female patient seeking an abortion of her unborn child diagnosed with a fetal anomaly incompatible with life,” the female patient is to be informed, by telephone or in person, not less than seventy-two (72) hours before the performance of an abortion, by the physician who is to perform the abortion or the physician’s agent:

  1. that perinatal hospice services are available,
  2. this service is an alternative to abortion,
  3. that she has the right to review the printed materials provided by the State of Oklahoma,
  4. these materials are available on a state-sponsored website, and
  5. what the website address is where she can access this information.

            The materials referred to in the above paragraph are provided by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision at www.awomansright.org. (63 O.S. § 1-746.3).  This material lists agencies that offer perinatal hospice services in Oklahoma and nationally.  If the female patient chooses to view the materials other than on the website, they shall either be given to her seventy-two (72) hours before the abortion, or mailed to her at least seventy-two (72) hours before the abortion by certified mail, restricted delivery to addressee.  The materials will be available to any person, facility, or hospital at no cost by the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. 

Each physician who provided, or whose agent provided, information concerning perinatal hospice to any female patient seeking an abortion of her unborn child diagnosed with a fetal anomaly incompatible with life must, by law (63 O.S. § 1-746.6(c)), submit a report to the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision by February 28 following the calendar year the information was given.

The links below include data reported to the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

2015 Perinatal Hospice Report
2016 Perinatal Hospice Report
2017 Perinatal Hospice Report


 
 

 

 

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