HB 2570 Informed written consent for abortion.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Informed written consent for abortion. Establishes certain conditions for obtaining informed written consent from a pregnant woman, of any age, prior to performing an abortion, including the requirement that each woman be given, at least 24 hours before the abortion, an explanation of the proposed procedures or protocols; an instruction that she may withdraw her consent at any time prior to the procedure; an offer to speak with the physician who is to perform the abortion; a statement of the probable gestational age of the fetus at the time the procedure is to be performed; and an offer to review printed materials that must be developed by the Department of Health. The printed materials to be developed by the Department of Health include information (i) indexed by geographical area on services available to assist a woman through pregnancy, childbirth and child rearing; (ii) depicting gestational development in two-week increments; and (iii) describing methods of abortion and the risks of abortion and full-term pregnancy. Informed written consent is not required in medical emergencies, which are defined as conditions which, on the basis of the physician’s good faith clinical judgment, so complicate the medical condition of a pregnant woman as to necessitate the immediate abortion of her pregnancy to avert her death or for which a delay will create a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function. This bill is identical to SB 1211 (Forbes).

Full text:
01/10/01  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 010713836  pdf | impact statement
02/15/01  Senate: Committee substitute printed 011973424-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/28/01  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2570ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/22/01  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments rejected

Status:
01/10/01  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 010713836
01/10/01  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/01  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
01/25/01  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 8-N)
02/01/01  House: Read first time
02/02/01  House: Read second time
02/02/01  House: Pending question ordered
02/02/01  House: Amendments by Del. Moran rejected (36-Y 62-N)
02/02/01  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (36-Y 62-N)
02/02/01  House: Amendment by Del. Shuler rejected (42-Y 53-N)
02/02/01  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (42-Y 53-N)
02/02/01  House: Amendment by Del. Baskerville rejected (38-Y 59-N)
02/02/01  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (38-Y 59-N)
02/02/01  House: Amendment #1 by Del. Watts rejected (34-Y 54-N)
02/02/01  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (34-Y 54-N)
02/02/01  House: Amendment #2 by Del. Watts rejected (36-Y 60-N)
02/02/01  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (36-Y 60-N)
02/02/01  House: Amendment #3 by Del. Watts rejected (38-Y 58-N)
02/02/01  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (38-Y 58-N)
02/02/01  House: Amendments by Del. Clement rejected (38-Y 60-N)
02/02/01  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (38-Y 60-N)
02/02/01  House: Engrossed by House (65-Y 34-N)
02/02/01  House: VOTE: ENGROSSMENT (65-Y 34-N)
02/03/01  House: Read third time and passed House (62-Y 36-N)
02/03/01  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 36-N)
02/03/01  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/01  House: Passed House (64-Y 34-N)
02/03/01  House: VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (64-Y 34-N)
02/03/01  House: Communicated to Senate
02/07/01  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/01  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/01  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub (8-Y 7-N)
02/15/01  Senate: Committee substitute printed 011973424-S1
02/15/01  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/15/01  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/01  Senate: Read third time
02/16/01  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/16/01  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 011973424-S1
02/16/01  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 011973424-S1
02/16/01  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 16-N)
02/16/01  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (23-Y 16-N)
02/16/01  Senate: Rec. of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/01  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/01  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 15-N)
02/16/01  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (24-Y 15-N)
02/19/01  House: Placed on Calendar
02/20/01  House: Passed by for the day
02/21/01  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (74-Y 26-N)
02/21/01  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House (74-Y 26-N)
02/28/01  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2570ER)
03/02/01  House: Enrolled
03/02/01  House: Signed by Speaker
03/02/01  Senate: Signed by President
03/20/01  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 473 (effective 7/1/01)
03/22/01  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)