Alaska Administrative Code
Title 12 - Professional Regulations
Part 1 - Boards and Commissions Subject to Centralized Licensing
Chapter 40 - State Medical Board
Article 2 - Abortions
Section 12 AAC 40.120 - Standards for hospitals and facilities

Universal Citation: 12 AK Admin Code 12 AAC 40.120

Current through December 14, 2023

(a) During the second or third trimester of a pregnancy, abortions shall be performed under sterile conditions. A bed and a registered nurse shall be available for a minimum recovery period of one-half hour. A registered nurse shall be present during the procedure.

(b) From and after the point in time when a fetus becomes viable, as determined by those medical examinations and tests that in the physicians professional judgement are necessary, an abortion may only be performed at a hospital with a neonantal intensive care unit (NICU).

Eff. 12/20/70, Register 36; am 8/29/73, Register 47; am 7/19/2017,Register 223, October 2017

Authority:AS 08.64.100

AS 08.64.105

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