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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Florida revokes abortion clinic license

PENSACOLA, Fla. ( Associated Press) — Authorities revoked the license of a Florida abortion clinic after two women who underwent procedures there had to be hospitalized.

The Agency for Health Care Administration, a state government agency, ordered the suspension of American Family Planning Pensacola’s license. It went into effect on Saturday.

The agency cited two cases saying the clinic failed to monitor patients at all times, failed to provide medical records when patients were transferred, and failed to contact patients within 24 hours of leaving the clinic to assess their condition. Recovery.

In the order issued on Friday, the agency indicated that such operational deficiencies “jeopardize the health, safety and well-being” of the patients of the clinic, which also did not submit timely reports to the state agency about the incidents, according to with the Agency.

In one case, clinic workers urged a patient’s husband to take her to a hospital in Mobile, Alabama, instead of a closer hospital in Pensacola that had a transfer agreement with the clinic, which delayed your treatment. At the Alabama hospital, the woman had to be resuscitated and required a transfusion to replace blood loss, according to the emergency order.

In another case from March, a patient was taken to a Pensacola hospital emergency room with bleeding and low blood pressure. She needed emergency surgery and a surgeon performed a hysterectomy.

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