Most Active Stories
- Young Oklahomans Return To Their Farming Roots
- Dependent School Districts Make Case Against Consolidation
- Lawmakers Asked To Fight AP U.S. History Test Changes By Common Core Opponents
- Superintendent Candidates Cox, Hofmeister Continue Series Of Debates In Norman
- State Superintendent Candidates, Interim Study Looks At Alternative Testing Solutions
Wed April 2, 2014
House Panel Approves Bill To Change Oklahoma Abortion Provider Regulations
An Oklahoma House committee has approved legislation to require the state Board of Health to establish standards for abortion providers and clinics, including standards for equipment and supplies that might be needed in a medical emergency.
The House Public Health Committee approved the Senate-passed measure by a 7-4 vote Tuesday and sent it to the full House for a vote.
Republican Rep. Randy Grau of Edmond says abortion clinics need to be closely regulated and standards need to be set. But Republican Rep. Doug Cox — who is a doctor — says standards for the practice of medicine are already established by a variety of medical organizations.
Cox says members of the Board of Health include non-physicians who are not familiar with appropriate standards.
KGOU is a community-supported news organization and relies on contributions from readers and listeners to fulfill its mission of public service to Oklahoma and beyond. Donate online, or by contacting our Membership department.
Prohibits off-label uses
Has Been Found Unconstitutional in other states