2014 Mississippi Code
Title 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 41 - SURGICAL OR MEDICAL PROCEDURES; CONSENTS
FEDERAL ABORTION-MANDATE OPT-OUT ACT
§ 41-41-99 - Opt-out

MS Code § 41-41-99 (2014) What's This?

(1) No abortion coverage may be provided by a qualified health plan offered through an exchange created pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act within the State of Mississippi.

(2) This limitation shall not apply to an abortion performed (a) when the life of the mother is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, or (b) when the pregnancy is the result of an alleged act of rape or incest. The physician is required to maintain sufficient documentation in the medical record that supports the medical necessity for the abortion for one of the reasons outlined in this subsection (2).

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