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2004 Legislative Summary

NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona Supported Legislation 2004

HB 2006 - Physician Assistant License
Sponsors: Representative Hanson
Status at Sine Die: Signed by Governor Janet Napolitano on April 7, 2004
Language added to specify that minor surgery does not include a surgical abortion. Prohibition for office-based minor surgery means a medical procedure conducted in a physician’s office or other outpatient setting that is not part of a licensed hospital or licensed ambulatory center and that that may be delegated to a physician assistant by a supervising physician, that are consistent with the training and experience of the physician assistant, that are normally taught in courses of training approved by the board and that have been approved by the board as falling within a scope of practice of a physician assistant.

HB 2025 - Medical Licensure Limitations
Sponsors: Representative Hanson
Status at Sine Die: Signed by Governor Janet Napolitano on May 26, 2004
Language added to specify that minor surgery does not include a surgical abortion. Prohibition for office-based minor surgery means a medical procedure conducted in a physician’s office or other outpatient setting that is not part of a licensed hospital or licensed ambulatory center.


NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona Opposed Legislation 2004

SB 1266 - Parental Consent
Sponsors: Senator Anderson, Cannel, Carruthers, Gullet, Giffords, Huppenthal, Loredo, Cheuvront, Mead, Mitchell, Rios, Lopes
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee
A person shall not knowingly perform an abortion on a pregnant unemancipated minor unless the attending physician has secured the written consent from one of the minor's parents or the minor's guardian or conservator or unless a judge of the superior court authorizes the physician to perform the abortion.

HB 2200 - Consent to Adoption; Vital Records
Sponsors:Representative Gullett, Aguirre A., Chase
Status at Sine Die: Signed by Governor Janet Napalitano on April 13, 2004
Required reporting of certain deaths by any person having knowledge of the death of a human being including a fetal death; or, death believed to present a public health hazard; or, death occurring during anesthetic or surgical procedures.

HB 2530 / SB 1157 - Informed Consent
Sponsors: Representatives Tully, Mason, Thompson, Senators Bee, Martin
Status at Sine Die: Vetoed By Governor Janet Napolitano on March 4, 2004
An abortion shall not be performed or induced without the voluntary and informed consent of the woman, except in the case of a medical emergency. At least twenty-four hours before the abortion the physician performing the abortion must orally inform the woman about the nature of the procedure, risks, and alternatives to abortion. The physician must also provide the probable gestational age of the fetus and the medical risks to carrying a pregnancy to term.
 
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