22.558.12 97th Legislative Session 753
ENTITLED An Act to authorize the provision of informed consent by a pregnant minor.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That chapter 26-1 be amended with a NEW SECTION:
A pregnant minor who has the mental capacity to consent may provide informed consent for any medical or dental procedure or service, including hospitalization and surgery, related to the minor's prenatal care, the delivery process, or postnatal care, if:
(1) The health care provider first makes an effort to obtain consent from the minor's parent or guardian; and
(2) The minor's parent or guardian is either unavailable or withholds consent.
This section does not apply to an emancipated minor, as defined in § 25-5-24, nor to any consent required prior to an abortion, as set forth in chapter 34-23A.
An Act to authorize the provision of informed consent by a pregnant minor.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the:
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________,
2022 at ____________M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________, A.D., 2022
Filed ____________, 2022
at _________ o'clock __M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State