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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLVI
Chapter 782
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F.S. 782.36
782.36 Exceptions.
(1) A patient receiving a partial-birth-abortion procedure may not be prosecuted under this act.
(2) This act does not apply to a suction or sharp curettage abortion.
(3) This act does not constitute implicit approval of other types of abortion, which remain subject to all other applicable laws of this state.
(4) This act does not prohibit a physician from taking such measures as are necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, provided that every reasonable precaution is also taken, in such cases, to save the fetus’s life.
History.s. 4, ch. 2000-142.
Note.Section 5, ch. 2000-142, provides that “[t]his act shall be liberally construed to effectively carry out its purposes. In the event of conflict between this act and any other provision of law, the provisions of this act shall govern.”