(1) Any physician who performs or induces or attempts to perform or induce an abortion shall report to the department of health and welfare, on a schedule and in accordance with forms and rules adopted and promulgated by the department:
(a) If a determination of probable postfertilization age was made, the probable postfertilization age determined and the method and basis of the determination;
(b) If a determination of probable postfertilization age was not made, the basis of the determination that a medical emergency existed;
(c) If the probable postfertilization age was determined to be twenty (20) or more weeks, the basis of the determination that the pregnant woman had a condition that so complicated her medical condition as to necessitate the abortion of her pregnancy to avert her death or to avert serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, not including psychological or emotional conditions, or the basis of the determination that it was necessary to preserve the life of an unborn child; and
(d) The method used for the abortion.
(2) By June 30 of each year, the department shall issue a public report providing statistics for the previous calendar year compiled from all of the reports covering that year submitted in accordance with this section for each of the items listed in subsection (1) of this section. Each such report shall also provide the statistics for all previous calendar years during which this section was in effect, adjusted to reflect any additional information from late or corrected reports. The department shall take care to ensure that none of the information included in the public reports could reasonably lead to the identification of any pregnant woman upon whom an abortion was performed.
Terms Used In Idaho Code 18-506
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Idaho Code 73-114
(3) Any physician who fails to submit a report by the end of thirty (30) days following the due date shall be subject to a late fee of five hundred dollars ($500) for each additional thirty (30) day period or portion of a thirty (30) day period the report is overdue. Any physician required to report in accordance with this chapter who has not submitted a report, or has submitted only an incomplete report, more than one (1) year following the due date, may, in an action brought by the department, be directed by a court of competent jurisdiction to submit a complete report within a time period stated by court order or be subject to civil contempt. Intentional or reckless failure by any physician to conform to any requirement of this section, other than late filing of a report, makes the physician subject to medical discipline under section 54-1814(6), Idaho Code. Intentional or reckless failure by any physician to submit a complete report in accordance with a court order renders the physician subject to civil contempt and makes the physician subject to medical discipline pursuant to section 54-1814(6), Idaho Code. Intentional or reckless falsification of any report required under this section is a misdemeanor.
(4) Within ninety (90) days after the effective date of this act, the department shall adopt and promulgate rules to assist in compliance with this section. Subsection (1) of this section shall take effect so as to require reports regarding all abortions performed or induced on and after the first day of the first calendar month following the effective date of such rules.