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The Florida Statutes

The 2004 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 390
TERMINATION OF PREGNANCIES
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Section 390.011, Florida Statutes 2004

390.011  Definitions.--As used in this chapter, the term:

(1)  "Abortion" means the termination of human pregnancy with an intention other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead fetus.

(2)  "Abortion clinic" or "clinic" means any facility in which abortions are performed. The term does not include:

(a)  A hospital; or

(b)  A physician's office, provided that the office is not used primarily for the performance of abortions.

(3)  "Agency" means the Agency for Health Care Administration.

(4)  "Department" means the Department of Health.

(5)  "Hospital" means a facility licensed under chapter 395.

(6)  "Partial-birth abortion" means a termination of pregnancy in which the physician performing the termination of pregnancy partially vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the fetus and completing the delivery.

(7)  "Physician" means a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 or a physician practicing medicine or osteopathic medicine in the employment of the United States.

(8)  "Third trimester" means the weeks of pregnancy after the 24th week of pregnancy.

History.--s. 1, ch. 78-382; s. 1, ch. 86-286; ss. 4, 5, ch. 88-97; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 4, ch. 97-151; s. 37, ch. 97-264; s. 3, ch. 98-1.

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