SB 71 Modifies several provisions relating to abortion, including the 72-hour waiting period, physician privileges, and ambulatory surgical center requirements
Sponsor: Schupp
LR Number: 0584S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Seniors, Families and Children
Last Action: 1/10/2017 - Second Read and Referred S Seniors, Families and Children Committee Journal Page: S98
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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SB 71 - This act modifies several provisions relating to abortion.

72-HOUR WAITING PERIOD (Sections 188.027 and 188.039)

This act repeals the current waiting period of 72 hours before a woman may obtain an abortion.

PHYSICIAN PRIVILEGES (Sections 188.027 and 188.080)

Under existing law, physicians performing or inducing an abortion in Missouri must have clinical privileges at a hospital which offers obstetrical or gynecological care located within 30 miles of the location where the abortion is performed or induced. This act repeals that requirement.


This act removes "any establishment operated for the purpose of performing or inducing any second or third trimester abortions or five or more first trimester abortions per month" from the definition of an ambulatory surgical center and specifically excludes facilities that are operated primarily for the purpose of providing abortions.

Provisions of this act are identical to provisions in HB 368 (2017) and substantially similar to provisions in HB 1173 (2017) and HB 1177 (2017).