This bill would make it a public offense, or both, for a person to perform an abortion if the person does not have a valid license to practice as a physician and surgeon, except that it would not be a public offense for a person to perform an abortion by medication or aspiration techniques in the first trimester of pregnancy if he or she holds a license or certificate authorizing him or her to perform the functions necessary for an abortion by medication or aspiration techniques. With the provisions for training in the bill and the amendments that clarify physician supervision, AB 154 addresses patient safety while expanding access for these services.
AB 154 (Atkins): Abortion
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 662, Statutes of 2013
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