Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on November 8, 2018 To extend indefinitely a 2012 law that prohibits a physician from diagnosing and prescribing a medical abortion by remote means including an internet web camera. Doctors would have to personally performs a physical examination, and be physically present at the location of the medical abortion when the prescription drug used to initiate it is dispensed. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on November 8, 2018
Reported in the Senate on November 29, 2018 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on November 29, 2018 To also ban a remote doctor from diagnosing the "gestational age of a pregnancy".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 29, 2018