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      RS 40:1061.23     


§1061.23. Emergency

            The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply when a medical emergency compels the immediate performance of an abortion because the continuation of the pregnancy poses an immediate threat and grave risk to the life or permanent physical health of the pregnant woman. Within twenty-four hours, the attending physician shall certify to the emergency need for the abortion and shall enter such certification in the medical record of the pregnant woman.

            Added by Acts 1978, No. 435, §1. Amended by Acts 1980, No. 418, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1232, §1, eff. July 9, 1999; Acts 2001, No. 1110, §1, eff. June 28, 2001; Acts 2014, No. 569, §2, special eff. date; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1299.35.12 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.

NOTE: See Acts 2014, No. 569, §3, regarding effectiveness.

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