Comments: IN HB1547 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Consent to pregnancy services of a minor. Allows a minor who is at least 16 years of age and: (1) pregnant; (2) in labor; or (3) postpartum; to consent to health care concerning the pregnancy, delivery, and pospartum care. Requires a health care provider to make a reasonable effort to contact a minor's parent or guardian before or at the initial appointment before providing treatment and document in writing each attempt to contact the parent or guardian. Requires the health care provider to act in the manner that is in the best interests of the minor and the fetus. Requires the health care provider to make an additional attempt to contact the parent or guardian of a minor for consent during specified times in the provision of care. Makes technical corrections.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-29 - Public Law 139 [HB1547 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

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