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2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 23
Woman's Right To Know Act; Medical Consent Law; abortion procedures; 24 hour waiting period following disclosure
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 9 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to informed consent to medical treatment, so as to require and provide standards for informed consent to abortion procedures; to enact the "Woman´s Right To Know Act"; to provide for matters required to be disclosed and for the manner of disclosure; to require a waiting period following disclosure; to prohibit acceptance of payment during the waiting period; to direct the Department of Human Resources to publish and distribute certain informational materials; to require transmittal of such materials; to require certification of informed consent; to provide for standards of professional conduct; to provide for intent and construction with other statutes; to provide for related matters; to make conforming amendments to existing law; to provide for an effective date and for applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/04/2003 - House Second Readers
Mar/03/2003 - House First Readers
Feb/28/2003 - Senate Passed/Adopted
Feb/27/2003 - Senate Rule 143
Feb/27/2003 - Senate Third Read
Feb/10/2003 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/04/2003 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/27/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/24/2003 - Senate Hopper
2/27/03 Pursuant to Senate Rule 143, action suspended
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