WVC 16 - 2 F- 5
§16-2F-5. Emergency exception from notification
The notification requirements of section three of this
article do not apply where there is an emergency need for an
abortion to be performed if the continuation of the pregnancy
constitutes an immediate threat and grave risk to the life or
health of the pregnant minor and the attending physician so
certifies in writing setting forth the nature of such threat or
risk and the consequences which may be attendant to the
continuation of the pregnancy. Such writing shall be maintained
with the other medical records relating to such minor which are
maintained by the physician and the facility at which such
abortion is performed.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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