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Abortifacient Drugs No Longer Prohibited From Being Prescribed Through Telemedicine


On April 4, 2017, Gov. Otter signed H.B. 250 into law, amending existing abortion law by no longer requiring that a physician must have examined a woman in person to determine the medical appropriateness of the administration of an abortifacient. Specific to telemedicine, the law removes language providing that no drug for purposes of causing an abortion may be prescribed through telehealth services.

The amendments were effective upon passage.

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