Summary: H.R.1397 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1397. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/12/1991)

Family Planning Parental Notification Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require an entity receiving a grant or contract for family planning services to notify one or both of the parents of a minor at least 48 hours before providing certain types of family planning methods or services to the minor.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a list of methods and services requiring notification, using the criteria of whether the notification: (1) is in the best interests of unemancipated minors; (2) strengthens the stability of families; (3) strengthens the authority and rights of parents; or (4) enhances the relationship between adolescent behavior, personal responsibility, and societal norms.

Excludes life-threatening emergencies from notification requirements. Allows judicial override.