Abortion Complications Reporting
ADH has developed an electronic submission system to track abortion complications required by Act 620 of the 2019 Regular Session of the Arkansas General Assembly subtitled, “To Require Additional Reporting Requirements By Certain Physicians and Healthcare Facilities For Abortion Complications”.
The reporting requirements apply to:
- Healthcare facilities (hospital, abortion facility, or healthcare facility that provides emergency medical care) that diagnose or treat an abortion complication;
- Physicians that perform at an abortion facility an abortion that results in abortion complication diagnosed or treated by the physician; or
- Physicians that diagnose or treat at an abortion facility an abortion complication that is the result of an abortion performed by another physician at the abortion facility.
Healthcare facilities are required to submit a report no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the date on which the abortion complication was diagnosed or treated. Physicians, who perform abortions at abortion facilities, are required to submit a report no later than the third (3rd) business day after the date on which the abortion complication was diagnosed or treated.
Signing up is a one-time process, therefore, when reporting the diagnosis or treatment of an abortion complication you need only to login and enter the patient’s information. After you login, please use “ADD NEW COMPLICATION REPORT” from the “Abortion Complication” drop down menu at the top of the screen to get started. You can add a new report, save a record to work on it later and view your submitted records. Also, you can edit or change your user profile information. Every provider can only view the records they have entered.
To access the Abortions Complication Reporting system click HERE.
If you have questions about reporting, please contact the Health Statistics Branch by phone at (501) 661-2368.