REPORT TITLE:
Health


DESCRIPTION:
Requires that medical treatment given to minors under law
allowing minors to consent to certain medical treatment be
disclosed to the minor's spouse, parent, custodian, or guardian
unless the family court determines that disclosure might subject
the minor to harm.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.911        
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________


                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO DISCLOSURE OF MINOR'S MEDICAL TREATMENT.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 577A-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "577A-3 Providing information.  [Public] Unless the family
 
 4 court determines that disclosure might subject the minor to
 
 5 physical or mental harm, public and private hospitals, or public
 
 6 and private clinics or physicians licensed to practice medicine
 
 7 [may, at the discretion of the treating physician,] shall inform
 
 8 the spouse, parent, custodian, or guardian of any minor patient
 
 9 of the provision of medical care and services to the minor or
 
10 disclose any information pertaining to such care and services
 
11 after consulting with the minor patient to whom such medical care
 
12 and services have been provided under this chapter.
 
13      If the minor patient is not diagnosed as being pregnant or
 
14 afflicted with [venereal] a sexually transmitted disease, such
 
15 information as well as the application for diagnosis may be
 
16 disclosed, at the discretion of the treating physician after
 
17 consulting with the minor patient."
 
18      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
19 New statutory material is underscored.
 

 
Page 2                                                     
                                     H.B. NO.911        
                                                        
                                                        

 
 1      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1999.
 
 2 
 
 3                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________