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§ 2004. Written consent required for medical treatment of minors--Exceptions--Penalties

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 25. Definitions and General ProvisionsEffective: July 1, 2019

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 25. Definitions and General Provisions
Chapter 21. Discrimination (Refs & Annos)
Article 10. Parents' Bill of Rights
Effective: July 1, 2019
25 Okl.St.Ann. § 2004
§ 2004. Written consent required for medical treatment of minors--Exceptions--Penalties
A. Except as otherwise provided by law, no person, corporation, association, organization, state-supported institution, or individual employed by any of these entities may procure, solicit to perform, arrange for the performance of, perform surgical procedures, or perform a physical examination upon a minor or prescribe any prescription drugs to a minor without first obtaining a written consent of a parent or legal guardian of the minor. Provided, however, that if written consent is provided to a school district for assessment or treatment, such consent shall be effective for the school year for which it is granted and shall be renewed each subsequent school year. If an assessment or treatment is performed through telemedicine at a school site and if consent has been provided by the parent and is currently effective, the health professional shall not be required to verify that the parent is at the site.
B. Except as otherwise provided by law, no hospital as defined in Section 1-701 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes may permit surgical procedures to be performed upon a minor in its facilities without first having received a written consent from a parent or legal guardian of the minor.
C. The provisions of this section shall not apply when it has been determined by a physician that an emergency exists and that it is necessary to perform such surgical procedures for the treatment of an injury, illness or drug abuse, or to save the life of the patient, or when such parent or other adult authorized by law to consent on behalf of a minor cannot be located or contacted after a reasonably diligent effort.
D. The provisions of this section shall not apply to an abortion, which shall be governed by the provisions of Sections 1-740 through 1-740.6 and Sections 1-744 through 1-744.6 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes or any successor statute.
E. A person who violates a provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment of not more than one (1) year in the county jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Credits

Laws 2014, c. 238, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2014; Laws 2016, c. 50, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2016; Laws 2019, c. 329, § 1, eff. July 1, 2019.
25 Okl. St. Ann. § 2004, OK ST T. 25 § 2004
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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