CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
FETAL HEARTBEAT PREBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT
18-8803. determination of fetal heartbeat. Any person who intends to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman must determine if there is the presence of any fetal heartbeat, except in the case of a medical emergency. In testing for any fetal heartbeat, the person conducting the physical examination on the pregnant woman must determine in his reasonable medical judgment and according to standard medical practice whether or not any fetal heartbeat is present. The person who determines the presence or absence of any fetal heartbeat must record in the pregnant woman’s medical record the estimated gestational age of the preborn human individual or individuals, the method used to test for the fetal heartbeat, the date and time of the test, and the results of the test.
[(18-8803) 18-8703, added 2021, ch. 289, sec. 1, p. 868; am. and redesig. 2022, ch. 111, sec. 10, p. 373; am. and redesig. 2022, ch. 153, sec. 2, p. 536.]