Code of Alabama - Title 26: Infants and Incompetents - Section 26-23A-8 - Medical emergency abortions

Section 26-23A-8 - Medical emergency abortions.

(a) Where a medical emergency compels the performance of an abortion, the physician shall inform the woman, before the abortion if possible, of the medical indications supporting his or her judgment that an abortion is necessary to avert her death or to avert substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.

(b) The Department of Public Health shall develop a signature form for recording the medical conditions associated with a medical emergency abortion. A signed copy of the abortion, and the original copy retained in the woman's medical file for the time required by law, but not less than four years.

(Act 2002-419, p. 1074, §8.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021