An administrative law judge has scheduled a multi-day hearing in November in the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration’s attempt to revoke the license of a Pensacola abortion clinic.
Judge W. David Watkins last week issued an order saying the hearing will start on Nov. 7 in Pensacola.
The agency is seeking to revoke the license of Integrity Medical Care, LLC, which does business as American Family Planning, and impose a $343,200 fine.
The dispute went to the state Division of Administrative Hearings on July 26. The agency in May issued an emergency suspension of the license and has focused, in part, on complications suffered by two women who went to the clinic in March and May for second-trimester abortions.
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Both women needed to be admitted to hospitals because of the complications. But in a July 12 document filed at the agency, an attorney for the clinic disputed the allegations, writing that the clinic “provided care to patients in accordance with the standard of care” and that its complication rate is lower than the national average.
The clinic also has appealed the emergency suspension to the 1st District Court of Appeal. That case remained pending Monday, according to a court docket.