House Bill 40
151st General Assembly (Present)
House Health & Human Development 12/18/20
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE OFFER OF AN ULTRASOUND BEFORE TERMINATING A PREGNANCY.
This Act requires a physician to offer a patient ultrasound imaging and auscultation of fetal heart tone services before terminating a pregnancy and provides civil and criminal penalties for the failure of a physician to comply with this requirement. The patient is free to choose not to view the ultrasound or listen to the heartbeat. This Act is known as "The Woman's Ultrasound Right to Know Act."
Takes effect upon being signed into law