WEST virginia legislature
2021 regular session
Senate Bill 118
By Senator Maynard
[Introduced February 10,
to the Committee on the Health and Human Resources; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2P-1, relating to requiring physicians to notify parents when prescribing contraceptives to minors; and providing definitions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 2P. PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF PRESCRIBED CONTRACEPTIVES.
§16-2P-1. Contraceptives; parental notice; definitions.
(a) A physician located within this state shall provide parental notification when prescribing a contraceptive to a minor.
(b) For the purposes of this section:
“Contraceptive" means a drug or device approved by the food and drug administration to prevent pregnancy.
“Minor” means a person under the age of 18 years who has not graduated from high school.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require physicians to notify parents when prescribing contraceptives to minors. The bill provides definitions.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.