REPORT TITLE:
Minors Care; Notify Parents


DESCRIPTION:
Requires notification of parents, except in cases of emergency,
when minors seek and consent to medical care to treat sexually
transmitted diseases and pregnancy, and obtain family planning
services.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           755
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT
RELATING TO MEDICAL CARE FOR MINORS.



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] Except in cases
 
 4 of emergency, public and private hospitals, or public and private
 
 5 clinics or physicians licensed to practice medicine [may, at the
 
 6 discretion of the treating physician,] shall inform the spouse,
 
 7 parent, custodian, or guardian of any minor patient of the
 
 8 provision of medical care and services to the minor [or] and
 
 9 disclose any information pertaining to such care and services
 
10 after [consulting with] informing the minor patient to whom such
 
11 medical care and services have been provided under this chapter.
 
12      [If] Except in cases of emergency, if the minor patient is
 
13 not diagnosed as being pregnant or afflicted with [venereal] a
 
14 sexually transmitted disease, such information as well as the
 
15 application for diagnosis [may] shall also be disclosed[, at the
 
16 discretion of the treating physician] to the spouse, parent,
 
17 custodian, or guardian of any minor patient after [consulting
 
18 with] informing the minor patient."
 
19      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 

 
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 1 New statutory material is underscored.
 
 2      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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 4                              INTRODUCED BY:______________________