Florida Bill Amending Informed Consent Law to Add Waiting Period (SB 724)
This law was last updated on Jan 9, 2018
SB 724 would have amended 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 would not have applied in cases of medical emergency.
This bill would have added 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.
Died in Committee.
Companion bill to HB 633 which was signed into law but ultimately ruled unconstitutional and permanently blocked.