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​​​​​Any abortion as defined in KRS 213.011 that occurs in the commonwealth, regardless of the length of gestation, will be reported to the Vital Statistics Branch by the person in charge of the institution within three days following the end of the month in which the abortion occurred.​

If the abortion was performed outside an institution, the attending physician shall prepare and file the report within three days after the end of the month in which the abortion occurred.

The report will include all information the physician is required to certify in writing or determine under KRS 311.731, 311.732, 311.7704, 311.7705, 311.7706, 311.7707, 311.7735, 311.7736, 311.774, 311.782 and 311.783.

Each prescription issued for an abortion-inducing drug as defined in KRS 311.7731 for which the primary indication is the induction of abortion as defined in KRS 213.011 will be reported to the Vital Statistics Branch within three days following the end of the month in which the prescription was issued as required by KRS 311.774. The report will not include information which will identify the woman involved or anyone who may be picking up the prescription on behalf of the woman.

The name of the person completing the report and the reporting institution will not be subject to disclosure under KRS 61.870 to 61.884.

The Abortion Reporting Form and the Abortion Prescription Reporting Form are available on under Additional Information - Forms on this page.

By Sept. 30 of each year the Vital Statistics Branch will issue a public report providing analysis of data, including types of abortion procedures, from all reports submitted to the Cabinet the previous calendar year. Annual reports will provide statistics for all previous cale​ndar years in which this section was in effect, adjusted to reflect any additional information from late or corrected reports.

The KY-Annual Abortion Reports are located on this page under Additional Information - Annual Data Report.