Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 26, January 17, 2023
Section 10A:16-6.4 - Termination of pregnancy(a) As soon as possible after the pregnancy is diagnosed, the health care provider shall provide the pregnant inmate with medical care and the Social Services Unit of the correctional facility shall offer her religious and social counseling to aid her in making the decision to continue or to terminate the pregnancy.(b) Should the pregnant inmate elect to terminate the pregnancy, arrangements shall be made by the health care provider without undue delay to schedule and complete the procedure, unless the treating physician and/or obstetrician determines that the pregnancy cannot be terminated.(c) An inmate who elects to terminate a pregnancy shall be required to sign a form indicating her desire to terminate the pregnancy and acknowledging that she has received medical care and has been offered religious and social counseling in reaching her decision.(d) A pregnancy shall be terminated only at a State-licensed medical facility or hospital. Follow-up medical care shall be provided in the Correctional Facility for Women.
N.J. Admin. Code § 10A:16-6.4 Amended by R.2010 d.056, effective 4/19/2010.
See: 41 N.J.R. 4397(a), 42 N.J.R. 793(a).
In (b), substituted "terminate" for "proceed with terminating".Amended by 54 N.J.R. 2203(a), effective 12/5/2022