Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Abortion-Specific Health and Safety Standards
Maryland has a reasonable set of health and safety standards that it applies singularly to abortion providers.
Any facility that provides surgical abortion as a "regular" service must be licensed as a surgical abortion facility and follow a routine set of health and safety standards. Md. Regs. Code tit. 10, §§ 10.12.01, -02. Md. Regs. Code tit. 10, §§ 10.12.04, .05 (B)(2), .10, .17-20.
Restrictions on Who May Provide Abortion Services
Maryland prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion services.
Only a physician licensed by the state to practice medicine in the state may provide abortion services. Md. Code Ann., Health-Gen. § 20-207 (Enacted 1970; Last Amended 1982), Md. Code Ann., Health-Gen. §20-208 (Enacted 1991).