TITLE XXIX CRIMES--PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 2919: OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY

Ohio Revised Code 2919.18

§ 2919.18 Failure to perform viability testing.

(A)(1) Except as provided in division (A)(3) of this section, no physician shall perform or induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion upon a pregnant woman after the beginning of her twenty-second week of pregnancy unless, prior to the performance or inducement of the abortion or the attempt to perform or induce the abortion, the physician determines, in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable medical judgment, that the unborn human is not viable, and the physician makes that determination after performing a medical examination of the pregnant woman and after performing or causing the performing of gestational age, weight, lung maturity, or other tests of the unborn human that a reasonable physician making a determination as to whether an unborn human is or is not viable would perform or cause to be performed.


History: 146 v H 135. Eff. 11/15/95.