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Defending Life Spotlight

Florida-DL-2021

Unsafe Spotlight

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), through the Division of Health Quality Assurance, posts abortion business inspection reports online.12 Inspections of Florida’s abortion facilities found multiple incidents involving failures to report patient injuries during abortions, includ- ing a patient hospitalized due to bowel perforation, and a second trimester abortion that resulted in a perforated uterus. Inspectors also found hundreds of instances of expired medications and medical supplies and incom- plete or improperly authenticated medical records, including physicians failing to sign off on medications and patient discharge orders. Multiple facilities were cited for having staff that lacked basic background information and training. Unsanitary conditions were noted throughout many abortion businesses. One abortion business was cited for not have emer- gency equipment, including a defibrillator or a cardiac monitor. Others were cited for failing to perform preventive maintenance calibration on equipment such as ultrasound machines, suction units, and sterilization machines. Another abortion business had no licensed practitioners listed on its personnel list and no nurses employed for patient recovery. In Pensacola, American Family Planning performed nearly a hundred abortions without a license (failed to renew license), and the facility was found to not have a Medical Director. Another abortion business had no licensed practitioners listed on its personnel list and no nurses employed for patient recovery.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), through the Division of Health Quality Assurance, posts abortion clinic inspection reports online. Facility/Provider Locator. Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

NUMBER OF REPORTS: 127
DATE RANGE: 2009–2019