The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Oct 13, 2021 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on October 12, 2021 has issued the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules, 2003. 

The amendment in the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules, 2003 are as follows: -

• In Rule 2(f) which specifies “Medical Board” means the Medical Board constituted under sub-section (2C) of section 3 of the Act”, has been inserted. 

• Rule 3A & 3B which specifies “Powers and functions of Medical Board” & “Women eligible for termination of pregnancy up to twenty-four weeks”, has been inserted. 

• In Rule 4(ca) which specifies “A Registered Medical Practitioner shall have the following experience and training for conducting termination of pregnancy up to nine weeks of gestation period by medical methods of abortion, namely: - 

(i) experience at any hospital for a period of not less than three months in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.

(ii) has independently performed ten cases of pregnancy termination by medical methods of abortion under the supervision of a Registered Medical Practitioner in a hospital established or maintained, or a training institute approved for this purpose, by the Government”, has been inserted. 

• In Rule 4A which specifies “the opinion of Registered Medical Practitioner which is required for termination of pregnancy at different gestation ages”, has been inserted. 

• Form A which specifies “Form of application for the approval of a place under clause (b) of section 4 of the act”, has been substituted. 

[Notification No- G.S.R 730(E)]

 


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