Senate Bill 3388
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Woman’s Right To Know Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 4, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 4, 2020
Latest Action
Mar 4, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3388
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Georgia
Florida
Indiana
Oklahoma
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Woman's Right To Know Act

This bill specifies requirements for informed consent that health care providers must obtain before performing an abortion procedure.

Providers must present a woman seeking an abortion with an authorization form at least 24 hours before performing the procedure. The form must (1) include specified information concerning gestational age, associated developmental characteristics, and medical risks; (2) disclose penalties that providers may face for failing to obtain the requisite informed consent; and (3) include an affirmation that the individual signing the form understands the information. The form must be signed and witnessed in person and retained in the medical file.

Providers do not have to obtain such consent if, in reasonable medical judgment, obtaining it would pose a greater risk of death or substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function, excluding psychological or emotional conditions, of the pregnant woman.

The bill also establishes civil penalties for providers who do not comply with these requirements.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
03/04/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
03/04/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 5, 2020 5:42:09 AM
Updated
Mar 25, 2021 9:46:41 PM