Virginia Abortion Clinic Accused of Not Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
The Family Foundation of Virginia this week released the following to the media regarding the possible violation of state law by a Roanoke abortion center and the Department of Health.
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#1 Mar 23, 2014
as a violation of the Commonwealths mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse law.
The Virginia Code (§ 63.2-1509) states that any person licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth
shall report the matter immediately to the local department of [Social Services] when the physician ha[s] reason to suspect that child is an abused or neglected child
On 12/18/12 at approximately 9:00 a.m. during a review of clinical records, the survey team discovered 3 (three) of 4 (four) patients who received a procedure to terminate pregnancy were minors and no evidence of parental consent was present in the clinical record. Patient #2 had a procedure to terminate pregnancy in November 2012, and was 16 (sixteen) years of age at the time of the procedure. There was no documentation/evidence in the clinical record of any written informed consent obtained from the parent/guardian of Patient #2 for the procedure. On 12/18/12 at 9:30 a.m., Staff #2 stated,I dont know why this one wasnt done. I dont know how it slipped through the cracks Patient #4 had a procedure to terminate pregnancy in December 2012, and was 14 (fourteen) years old at the time of the procedure. There was a document in the clinical record,Certificate of Acknowledgement - Consent Letter which had been signed but was not notarized by the facility proving/validating the identity or relationship of the signee as the parent/guardian of Patient #4.
The Family Foundation, a pro-family advocacy organization which seeks to establish a safe, prosperous and wholesome climate for families while protecting religious liberty, is the bold organization that has asked the Department of Health to investigate the possible cases of sexual abuse at the Roanoke Medical Center for Women.
Another attempt to get an abortion clinic closed? Ant choice forces are relentless!
Within 5 working days after a request is received, a public body must:
Inform the requestor that the requested records could not be found or do not exist. If the records are known to be held by another public body, the response must also include contact information for the other public body;
This is exactly what planned parenthood did. Seems to me they fulfilled their legal obligation.
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