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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5484

 

January Session, 2005

 

LCO No. 2071

   

Referred to Committee on Select Committee on Children

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. THOMPSON, 13th Dist.

REP. ROWE, 123rd Dist.

(By Request)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF MEDICAL PROCEDURES ON MINORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 19a-600 of the general statutes be amended to revise the definition of "minor", such that, a "minor" shall be a person who is less than eighteen years of age; and that section 19a-601 of the general statutes be amended to provide that unless a court of competent jurisdiction orders otherwise, a medical provider shall have an affirmative duty, to inform a parent or legal guardian of an unemancipated minor, that such minor seeks to undergo a medical procedure, prior to the medical provider performing such medical procedure.

Statement of Purpose:

To amend the definition of minor with respect to situations when an unemancipated minor shall be required to notify a parent or legal guardian prior to undergoing a medical procedure.