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Ala. health dept. requires abortion clinic to surrender license

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The operator of the New Woman All Women Health Care clinic in Birmingham has agreed to surrender the clinic's license after a review from the Alabama Department of Public Health. The abortion clinic is the same one bombed by Eric Rudolph in 1998.

A complaint filed in January 2012 launched an investigation by the state department of health, which found "significant failures in maintaining compliance with the Rules of the Alabama State Board of Health for the safe and effective provision of care," according to a release from ADPH.

According to the records on the Public Department of Public Health website, the complaint "alleged that the Clinic had a breach in protocol on January 21, 2012, resulting in two patients being transferred out via ambulance to a local hospital."

The report says a nuse gave the wrong amount of a drug to the patients. When investigators inspected the clinic, they also found it was not as handicap-accessible as it should be.

The review of the clinic can be viewed on the Alabama Department of Public Health's website in the Statement of Deficiencies section by scrolling through the facilities to find the New Woman All Women Health Care clinic and selecting the survey filed on March 1, 2012.

Diane Derzis is the operator of the clinic, according to ADPH spokesperson Brian Hale. A revocation hearing had been set for settlement has been reached that requires her to give up the license on or before May 18, 2012.

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