Policy Statement: Most serious abortion complications are detectable in the immediate postoperative period. Appropriate and accessible follow-up care is essential to patients' well-being.
Standard 7: The facility must provide an emergency contact service on a 24-hour basis where calls are triaged in accordance with appropriate law. The facility must assure physician referral if indicated.
Just to make it clear: This is a "standard".
STANDARDS are intended to be applied rigidly. They must be followed in virtually all cases. Exceptions will be rare and are difficult to justify.
From the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario:
The facility provides all women with verbal and written information on discharge. There is a 24 hour contact number through which a woman can obtain emergency care, both physical and psychological, for any problem arising relating to an abortion.
From Best Practice in Abortion Care:
Community-based abortion services must have such protocols to facilitate a rapid and appropriate response in emergent situations.