H.R.5731 - Telemedicine Safety Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-5] (Introduced 05/10/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Agriculture; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||06/04/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.|
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Summary: H.R.5731 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/10/2012)
Telemedicine Safety Act - Prohibits: (1) knowingly providing a telemedicine abortion across state lines; (2) the use of any funds made available under a telemedicine law for telemedicine abortions or for assistance to facilities that offer telemedicine abortions; or (3) the use of any equipment, infrastructure, or other items purchased using funds made available under a telemedicine law for telemedicine abortions.
Defines a "telemedicine abortion" as the use by a health professional of telemedicine services to provide any instrument, medicine, drug, or method to terminate the life of an unborn child or to terminate a pregnancy, without conducting an in-person medical examination of the woman during her pregnancy, with an intention other than: (1) to produce a live birth and preserve the life and health of the child after live birth; or (2) to remove an ectopic pregnancy or to remove an unborn child who died as the result of a spontaneous abortion, accidental trauma, or a criminal assault on the pregnant female or such child.