Ultrasound Bill Passes Senate Committee

Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, has passed through a key committee.

The legislation would add a requirement to Kentucky’s existing informed-consent law for an ultrasound to be performed and require that the physician simultaneously describe what is seen to the patient. Not performing the ultrasound would result in a penalty of up to $100,000 for a first offense and up to $250,000 for subsequent offenses.

Read the full story from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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