Abortion Clinic Inspections

By | August 30th, 2010|Licensing|

In 1999 a bill was passed to regulate abortion clinics.  Before the law could take effect, a lawsuit was filed that “stayed” the regulation of abortion clinics until a settlement agreement could be finalized with the Department and the plaintiffs.  Last year the settlement agreement was finalized and the Department was able to write rules [...]

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New Vital Statistics computer application

By | August 16th, 2010|General|

We have developed a new computer application and website to support the new abortion reporting requirements introduced with the passing of SB1304 into law.  This new law requires additional information to be provided to AHDS when abortions are performed or complications develop.  Currently, medical providers are required to report particular information to ADHS in an effort to collect [...]

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Abortion Reporting

By | May 12th, 2010|Licensing|

The Legislature passed (and the Governor signed) a new law this past session that expands the number of reportable fields for abortion procedures that occur in Arizona.  There are about 17 reportable fields and new reporting requirements for complications that occur as a result of the procedure.  All of the data is confidential and there are no personally [...]

Tucson Women’s Clinic v. Eden

By | May 11th, 2010|Licensing|

Back in 1999, a law was passed and signed (ARS § 36-449.01 36-449.02 36-449.03) that required ADHS to license and inspect abortion providers if they provide 5 or more first-trimester abortions in a month or if they provide any 2nd or 3rd trimester abortions as an abortion clinic.  Hospitals were exempted. The Tucson Women’s Clinic sued the ADHS director [...]