Arizona Bill Amending Parental Consent Requirements (HB 2456)
This law was last updated on Feb 10, 2015
HB 2456 would amend Arizona’s parental consent statute. Under the new provision, parental consent or judicial authorization would not be required if the attending physician receives informed written consent of the minor and determines that the minor is mentally and physically competent to give consent.
The physician would be required to inform the minor of the following: (1) that the minor is pregnant; (2) the number of weeks of duration of the pregnancy; and (3) the risks associated with the minor’s pregnancy and the abortion technique that may be performed.