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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/29/2013
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3/15/13  1:48 pm
Commenter: Linda Lafoon

Medical standards applied to "clinics" performing surgical procedures

I strongly support the legislation that will require clinics performing surgical procedures (i.e. abortions) be held to the highest medical standards of safety, cleanliness, and inspections as should be required of any and all facilities performing surgical procedures.  The standards of "clinics" should be the same as those of hospital surgical locations.  There is no valid explanation that would indicate otherwise.  The objection of any individual (including the women who 'wanted to keep her job') does not negate the responsibility or government nor inspection authorities to lessen the requirements.  Thank you for your consideration.

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