Oklahoma Parental Notification Law (HB 1361)
This law was last updated on May 6, 2014
The bill requires the parent entitled to notice and consent regarding an unemancipated minor seeking an abortion, to present a government-issued ID and written documentation that establishes the parent-child relationship.
If the minor gives notice to the attending physician of her intent to seek a judicial waiver, the physician is required to file a notice with a judge in the district where the unemancipated minor resides and to provide the information the physician would have been required to provide the parent or legal guardian if the minor had not given notice of her intent to seek a judicial waiver.
The bill grants the court the authority to require an unemancipated minor to receive a mental health evaluation and counseling services through the State Department of Health, prior to a judicial waiver hearing.
The law provides that the court may consider factors such as work outside the home, personal travel, personal finances, and exploration of alternatives to abortion in assessing the experience level of an unemancipated minor.
The bill creates section 1-740.13, which requires the State Department of Health to create a form that must be used by physicians to obtain the consent required prior to performing an abortion on a minor who is not emancipated. The form must contain a wide variety of information as outlined in the law.
Related to HB 1588.