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2018 Senate Bill 1198: Ban abortion prescriptions by "telemedicine"
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
Received in the House on November 29, 2018
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on November 29, 2018
Reported in the House on December 4, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018

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