2015 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 40 - Public Health and Safety
RS 40:1061.29 - Penalties
Whoever violates the provisions of this Chapter shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars per incidence or occurrence, or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both. In addition to whatever remedies are otherwise available under the law of this state, failure to comply with the provisions of this Chapter shall:
(1) Provide a basis for a civil malpractice action. Such an action may be brought by the woman upon whom the abortion was performed. Any intentional violation of this Chapter shall be admissible in a civil suit as prima facie evidence of a failure to comply with the requirements of this Chapter. When requested, the court shall allow a woman to proceed using solely her initials or a pseudonym and may close any proceedings in the case and enter other protective orders to preserve the privacy of the woman upon whom the abortion was performed.
(2) Provide a basis for professional disciplinary action under R.S. 37:1261 et seq.
(3) Provide a basis for recovery for the woman for the death of her unborn child under Louisiana Civil Code Article 2315.2, whether or not the unborn child was viable at the time the abortion was performed, or was born alive.
Added by Acts 1978, No. 435, §1; Acts 1981, No. 774, §1, eff. July 23, 1981; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1299.35.18 by Acts 2008, No. 220, §14; Acts 2011, No. 411, §1, eff. Aug. 15, 2011; Acts 2013, No. 259, §1, eff. June 10, 2013; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1299.35.19 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.
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