HB2002 SFA Palumbo 4-7 #1

Baker 7816


Senator Palumbo moved to amend the amendment on page four, section three, after line thirty-five, by inserting a new subsection, designated subsection (e), to read as follows:

(e) The parental notification required by subsections (a) through (c), inclusive, of this section may be waived by a physician who is qualified to treat mental health, psychiatrist or psychologist, if such physician, psychiatrist or psychologist (1) does not perform abortions as part of his or her practice, (2) is not associated professionally or financially with the physician proposing to perform the abortion, and (3) finds that the notification would not be in the minor's best interest.  Any physician, psychiatrist or psychologist that certifies the three requirements contained in this subsection shall file a petition under seal with the circuit court of the county within which the minor resides within twenty-four hours of making the determination that the notification would not be in the minor's best interest. The circuit court shall review the filing forthwith and direct appropriate measures in the best interests of the minor be taken in order to secure the safety of the minor and preserve any evidence of a crime committed in connection with the pregnancy, if applicable.