PA Department of Health Issued Deficiency Reports to Warminster Planned Parenthood and PPSP West Chester Health Center

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued deficiency reports to Warminster Planned Parenthood in Bucks County and PPSP West Chester Health Center in Chester County.

Warminster PP was cited for violating section 3205 Informed Consent. The following is an excerpt from that report:

3205 Informed Consent

(2) At least 24 hours prior to the abortion, the physician who is to perform the abortion or the referring physician, or a qualified physician assistant, health care practitioner, technician or social worker to whom the responsibility has been delegated by either physician, has informed the pregnant woman that:

(i) The department publishes printed materials which describe the unborn child and list agencies which offer alternatives to abortion and that she has a right to review the printed materials and that a copy will be provided to her

Based on review of policy, medical records (MR) and staff interview (EMP), it was determined the facility failed to ensure the required 24 hour parental informed consent was received prior to the termination of a pregnancy in one of seventeen pediatric medical records reviewed (MR6).

Click on the link below to view the full report by the PA Department of Health issued to Warminster Planned Parenthood on March 11, 2021.

2567-L Report (pa.gov)

SSPS West Chester was cited for violating the PA State requirement that only qualified physicians perform abortions. Below is an excerpt from that requirement.

29.33(3) Requirements for Abortion

Abortions shall be performed only by a physician who possesses the requisite professional skill and competence as determined and approved by the medical facility in accordance with appropriate procedures. This REGULATION is not met as evidenced by....

Click on link below to read the complete deficiency report dated May 4, 2021.

2567-L Report (pa.gov)