2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 35 - Public Health and Safety
Chapter 6 - Abortions
Section 35-6-107 - Forms for Reporting Abortions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-6-107 (2020)

35-6-107. Forms for reporting abortions.

(a) The state office of vital records services shall establish an abortion reporting form which shall be used after May 27, 1977 for the reporting of every abortion performed or prescribed in this state. The form shall include the following items in addition to the information necessary to complete the form subject to subsection (b) of this section:

(i) The age of the pregnant woman;

(ii) The type of procedure performed or prescribed;

(iii) Complications, if any;

(iv) A summary of the pregnant woman's obstetrical history regarding previous pregnancies, abortions and live births;

(v) The length and weight of the aborted fetus or embryo, when measurable or the gestational age of the aborted fetus or embryo in completed weeks at the time of abortion;

(vi) Type of facility where the abortion is performed (i.e., hospital, clinic, physician's office, or other).

(b) In addition to the requirements provided in subsection (a) of this section, the form shall not contain the name or the address of the pregnant woman or any other common identifiers including a social security number, driver's license number or any other information or identifier that would tend to disclose the identity of the pregnant woman or any other participant other than the reporting physician.

(c) The form shall be completed by the attending physician and submitted to the state health officer as defined in W.S. 9-2-103(e) within twenty (20) days after the abortion is performed. A physician who fails to submit a form under this section within one hundred ten (110) days after an abortion is performed shall be reported to the board of medicine by the state health officer. The board of medicine shall investigate the matter and may take disciplinary action under W.S. 33-26-402(a)(x).

(d) Termination of a pregnancy by natural miscarriage or as a treatment consequence of a natural miscarriage shall not be reported as an abortion pursuant to this section, provided that the miscarriage was not induced with the intent of terminating the pregnancy. An alleged miscarriage that was induced with the intent of terminating a pregnancy shall be reported as an abortion pursuant to this section.

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