2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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311.715 Use of public funds for abortion or in-vitro fertilization prohibited -- Use
of public medical facilities for in-vitro fertilization permitted -- "Public funds"
No public funds shall be used for the purpose of obtaining an abortion or paying for the
performance of an abortion. Public medical facilities may be used for the purpose of
conducting research into or the performance of in-vitro fertilization as long as such
procedures do not result in the intentional destruction of a human embryo. For purposes
of this section, "public funds" means any money of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, any
department, agency or instrumentality thereof, or any money of any county, city, agency
or instrumentality thereof or any money of any other political subdivision of the
Commonwealth, agency or instrumentality thereof. Nothing in this section shall be
deemed to deprive a woman of all appropriate medical care necessary to prevent her
physical death. Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow public funds to pay for
in-vitro fertilization procedures performed on any individual patient.
Effective: July 13, 1984
History: Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 377, sec. 9, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created
1980 Ky. Acts ch. 315, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980.
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.715 Use of public funds for abortion or in-vitro fertilization prohibited -- Use of public medical facilities for in-vitro fertilization permitted -- "Public funds" defined.
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