OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
Fetal Life Protection Act
329:48 Review by New Hampshire Board of Medicine.
I. A defendant health care provider accused of violating this subdivision may seek a hearing before the board of medicine as to whether the health care provider'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; and/or as to whether the continuation of the pregnancy would have created a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function, as defined in RSA 329:43, V, of the pregnant woman.
II. The findings on this issue are admissible at the criminal and civil trials of the defendant. Upon a motion of the 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. 2021, 91:39, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.