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Florida Bill Amending Informed Consent Law to Add Waiting Period (HB 633)

This law was last updated on Jan 9, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice




HB 633




Feb 6, 2015


Co-sponsors: 24
Primary Sponsors: 1
s: 1
Total Sponsors: 26


Informed Consent, Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

Full Bill Text

HB 633 amends Florida’s informed consent law to add a requirement that a physician performing an abortion must satisfy all of the informed consent requirements 24 hours prior to the abortion and must do so while physically present in the same room as the patient. This provision does not apply in cases of medical emergency.

This bill adds a 24-hour waiting period and a requirement that a patient make an extra trip to the physician in order to listen to state-mandated information prior to obtaining an abortion.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to SB 724.


Signed into law by Gov. Scott on June 10, 2015. A state court judge issued an injunction blocking the law on June 30, 2015. (See Gainesville Woman Care v. State of Florida.)

Update #1

The law was permanently blocked on January 9, 2018.


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