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Indiana Bill Amending Informed Consent Requirements (HB 1557)

This law was last updated on Dec 5, 2014


State

Indiana

Number

HB 1557

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 22, 2013

Sponsors

Co-authors: 2
Bill Authors: 1
Total Sponsors: 3

Topics

Informed Consent

Full Bill Text

www.in.gov

HB 1557 would have amended existing law regarding informed consent requirements (Indiana Code § 16-34-2-1.1).

Informed Consent

The bill would have required a physician or medical professional performing an abortion to provide the patient with a color copy of an informed consent brochure at least 18 hours prior to the procedure that included the following information:

  1. The name and contact information for the physician;
  2. Objective scientific information of the risks of and alternatives to the procedure or the use of an abortion inducing drug;
  3. Information about the procedure or abortion inducing drug, including the potential risks; and
  4. The probable gestational age of the fetus.

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