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Defending Life Spotlight

Indiana-DL-2021

Unsafe Spotlight

AUL’s public records request to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, Burns Ind. Code Ann. § 5-14-3-1 et seq., yielded only around two dozen inspection reports, but those records disclose a slew of health and safety violations that put women’s health and wellbeing at risk. Planned Parenthood’s Bloomington facility has been cited for violating patient health and safety regulations for many years, including failure to ensure standards of care were followed during abortion procedures by checking vital signs in the surgery room. Planned Parenthood’s Georgetown facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana has been cited for violating patient health and safety regulations, including improper administration of medication, failure to accurately document patient records, and failure to clean a vaginal probe in accordance with infection control practices. Planned Parenthood’s Lafayette facility has been cited for violating numerous patient health and safety regulations, including repeated citations for improper documentation and expired medications or medical supplies. Planned Parenthood’s Merrillville facility follows the same path as the others mentioned, including substandard patient care and incomplete patient medical records.

NUMBER OF REPORTS: 23 
DATE RANGE: 2014–2019