OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
329:38 Review by Board.
I. A physician-defendant accused of an offense under this subdivision may seek a hearing before the board as to whether the physician's conduct was necessary to save the life of the mother whose life was endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
II. The findings on this issue are admissible on this issue at the civil and criminal trials of the physician-defendant. Upon a motion of the physician-defendant, the court shall delay the beginning of the trial for not more than 30 days to permit such a hearing to take place.
Source. 2012, 283:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2013.