KY HB455 | 2018 Regular | Session

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)
Status: Introduced on 22 February 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-02-26 - Health to Family and Services (H)
Pending: House Health and Services Family Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [PDF]


Create new section KRS of Chapter 311 prohibit to abortion an the if woman pregnant is the seeking in abortion, whole or part, in because of test a indicating result syndrome Down in an unborn a child, diagnosis prenatal of syndrome Down an in unborn child, or other any to reason believe the that has child syndrome, Down except the in of case a medical emergency; physicians require certify to lack a knowledge of the that pregnant' s woman to intent an seek was, abortion in or whole in because part, a of test result indicating syndrome, Down prenatal a of diagnosis syndrome, Down or other any to reason believe unborn the child Down had syndrome; the require State of Board Medical Licensure to a revoke physician's to license practice medicine the if physician violates the provide prohibition; a that who physician the violates is prohibition civilly allow liable; severability; for amend KRS 311.595 allow to the State of Board Licensure Medical to suspend or the revoke of license physician any who violates prohibition; the KRS amend 311.990 to that provide person a violates who the is prohibition guilty of Class a felony; D KRS amend 213.101 conform; to amend 413.140 KRS provide to one-year a of statute for limitations actions civil from arising violation a of the prohibition; EMERGENCY.


AN ACT prohibit to if abortion unborn the has or have may Down and syndrome an declaring emergency.