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Abortion Clinic Licensing Program

A freestanding entity that performs abortion procedures must be licensed as an abortion clinic. Such an entity does not include a hospital that is licensed as a hospital, an ambulatory surgery center that is licensed as an ambulatory surgery center, or a physician’s office as long as the surgical procedures performed at the physician’s office are not primarily surgical abortion procedures and abortion inducing drugs are not the primarily dispensed or prescribed drug at the physician’s offices.

The Department monitors the health care quality of abortion clinics through the state licensure process. Abortion clinics are licensed for one year. Indiana Department of Health surveyors visit abortion clinics at least once every two years and conduct an inspection of the facility for compliance with state rules.

Announcements

Patient Informed Consent Disclosure Guidance – August 2022

Abortion Clinic Licensure Rules: New Physical Plant Requirements – July 2022


As a result of a recent 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, an injunction preventing the enforcement of certain provisions of Senate Enrolled Act 340 from 2018 and House Enrolled Act 1211 from 2019, was lifted on October 28, 2021 and these provisions are now enforceable. This law sets forth the requirements in Indiana for licensed physicians, hospitals, and abortion clinics to report certain abortion complications to the state.


Guidance for Implementation of Fetal Disposition Requirements from House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1337
As a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, an injunction preventing the enforcement of certain provisions of HEA 1337 from 2016 was lifted September 3, 2019 and these provisions are now enforceable. This law updated the requirements for the disposition of miscarried remains/aborted remains (“fetal remains”) in Indiana.

Report a Complaint to the Department

Report a complaint regarding a health care facility
Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care provider or supplier.

Abortion Informed Consent Brochure

The IDOH was required by Indiana statute to develop an informed consent brochure and post on the department’s web site [Senate Enrolled Act 371 (2013) - IC 16-34-2-1.5]. The abortion provider is required to provide the pregnant woman with a color copy of the brochure [IC 16-34-2-1.1(a)(4)]. The IDOH Abortion Informed Consent Brochure is the statutorily required brochure.

The printer/copier version may be used to print the brochure from a desktop printer or standard copier. The pages will print individually in numerical order.

Clinics or organizations may want to have a larger volume of brochures printed by a printing company. The below version is intended for use by a printing company; it is designed to print on larger pages and then folded over and bound in the middle to form a brochure. This version does not allow filling in of information on the back cover.

Clinics or organizations may want to have a larger volume of brochures printed by a printing company. This version is intended for use by a printing company. It is designed to print on larger pages and then folded over and bound in the middle to form a brochure. This version allows the provider to fill in the information on the back cover prior to printing. The form may be saved as an Acrobat file.

Clinics or organizations may want to have a larger volume of brochures printed by a printing company. This version is intended for use by a printing company. It designed to print on larger pages and then folded over and bound in the middle to form a brochure. This version allows the provider to fill in multiple physicians on the back cover prior to printing. The form may be saved as an Acrobat file.

Forms

NamePDFWord
Abortion Disposition LogDownload Form: 56981 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56981 (Fillable Word)
Abortion Informed ConsentDownload Form: 55320 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 55320 (Non-Fillable Word)
Certificación de Consentimiento Informado para la Práctica Clínica de un AbortoDownload Form: 56159 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56159 (Non-Fillable Word)
Available Counseling after an AbortionDownload Form: 56115 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56115 (Non-Fillable Word)
Orientación Disponible Después de un AbortoDownload Form: 56158 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56158 (Non-Fillable Word)
Certificate of Provision of Perinatal Hospice Information (Time of Abortion Consent Decision)Download Form: 56108 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56108 (Non-Fillable Word)
Certificación de Suministro de Información de Hospicio Perinatal (Decisión de Consentimiento de Tiempo del Aborto)Download Form: 56155 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56155 (Non-Fillable Word)
Certification of Provision of Perinatal Hospice Information (Time of Diagnosis of a Lethal Fetal Anomaly)Download Form: 56113 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56113 (Non-Fillable Word)
Certificación de Suministro de Información de Hospicio Perinatal (Al Momento del Diagnóstico de una Anomalía Fetal Letal)Download Form: 56156 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56156 (Non-Fillable Word)
Disposition of Aborted Fetus CertificationDownload Form: 56114 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56114 (Non-Fillable Word)
Certificación de Eliminación del Feto AbortadoDownload Form: 56157 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 56157 (Non-Fillable Word)
Fetal Ultrasound and Heart Tone CertificationDownload Form: 55321 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 55321 (Non-Fillable Word)
Certificación de Ultrasonido y Frecuencia Cardiaca FetalDownload Form: 55404 (Fillable PDF)Download Form: 55404 (Non-Fillable Word)
Application for License to Operate an Abortion ClinicDownload Form: 52233 (Fillable PDF)

Contact

Indiana Department of Health
Division of Acute & Continuing Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Program Manager
Jennifer Hembree
Jhembree@isdh.in.gov
Acute Care Receptionist: 317-233-7474
IDOH Main Switchboard: 317-233-1325
317-232-3095
Administrative Assistant: 317-233-7472

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Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care

The Department Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care Information Center is intended to provide information about perinatal hospice and palliative care. Hospice and palliative care services provide medical, nursing, spiritual, emotional, social, and bereavement care to families experiencing consequences of a perinatal loss.

Perinatal Hospice Information Center

Reports

Medical Errors Reports

Advisory Letters

  • AC-2021-01-AB Tuberculosis Prevention: Requirement for Abortion Clinics