SB 660 Modifies provisions relating to reproductive health care
Sponsor: Wallingford
LR Number: 4997H.04C Fiscal Note available
Committee: Seniors, Families and Pensions
Last Action: 5/16/2014 - S Calendar S Bills with H Amendments--SB 660-Wallingford, with HCS, as amended Journal Page:
Title: HCS SB 660 Calendar Position: 4
Effective Date: August 28, 2014
House Handler: Swan

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HCS/SB 660 - This act modifies provisions relating to reproductive health care.

ABORTION FACILITIES INSPECTIONS (Section 197.230)

Under this act, in the case of any ambulatory surgical center operated for the purpose of performing or inducing any second- or third-trimester abortions or five or more first-trimester abortions per month, the Department of Health and Senior Services shall make, or cause to be made, an on-site inspection or investigation at least annually.

Inspection and investigation reports shall be made available to the public as provided for under current law. Any portion of a report may be redacted when made publicly available, if such portion would disclose information that is not subject to disclosure under the law.

This provision is substantially similar to SCS/SB 770 (2014).

FAMILY PLANNING PRIORITY (Section 197.730)

This act designates the priority for the state with respect to any expenditures or grants of public funds for family planning services by the state to be health care facilities owned or operated by the state, non-public hospitals and federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics and finally non-public health providers that have as their primary purpose the provision of primary health care services as designated under federal law.

This act creates a cause of action by a prosecuting attorney with appropriate jurisdiction or by the attorney general against any person who has intentionally violated this act.

Any entity eligible for the receipt of public funds has standing to bring any action that the prosecuting attorney or the attorney general has authority to bring under this act, if an expenditure or grant of public funds made in violation of this act has resulted in the reduction of public funds available to that entity. Any monies that are recouped under actions taken under this act shall revert to the fund from which the monies were appropriated or granted.

A prevailing plaintiff under this act shall be awarded reasonable attorney's fees. A prevailing respondent shall be awarded reasonable attorney's fees if the court finds the suit was frivolous and brought in bad faith.

ADRIANE CROUSE