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Senate Bill 0328

Senate Bill 0328

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB328 (Updated February 22, 2011 1:04 pm - DI 84)

Abortion matters and physician privileges. Specifies additional information that must be given to a pregnant woman by the physician in order for consent to an abortion to be voluntary and informed. Specifies certain notices that must be given to a pregnant woman in writing at least 18 hours before an abortion. Requires the state department of health to have specified Internet website links on the department's website concerning abortion and the fetus. Requires a physician who performs an abortion to: (1) have admitting privileges at a hospital in the county or in a county adjacent to the county where the abortion is performed; and (2) notify the patient of the hospital location where the patient can receive follow-up care by the physician. Specifies that a minor who objects to having to obtain the written consent of her parent or legal guardian or whose parent or legal guardian refuses to consent to an abortion may file a petition in the county in which the pregnant woman resides or in which the abortion is to be performed for a waiver of the parental consent requirement. Prohibits a physician or a provider of abortion services, a representative of the physician or provider, or another person that may receive a direct financial benefit from the performance of an abortion, from filing on behalf of the minor as next friend , the petition for a waiver of the parental consent requirement.
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    In Committee - 2nd House
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