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38-123. Consent for medical care of unmarried pregnant minor. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, an unmarried pregnant minor where no parent or guardian is available may give consent to the furnishing of hospital, medical and surgical care related to her pregnancy, and such consent shall not be subject to disaffirmance because of minority. The consent of a parent or guardian of an unmarried pregnant minor shall not be necessary in order to authorize hospital, medical and surgical care related to her pregnancy, where no parent or guardian is available.

History: L. 1967, ch. 241, § 2; July 1.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Emergency care of minors, see 65-2891.

Consent by minor for treatment of venereal disease, see 65-2892.

Consent by minor for treatment of drug abuse, misuse or addiction, see 65-2892a.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Medico—Legal Aspects of the Student Health Service," John E. Howe and Barry McGrath, 69 J.K.M.S. 421, 423, 441 (1968).

"The 'Voluntary' Psychiatric Patient," Benjamin F. Farney, 45 J.B.A.K. 37, 40 (1976).

"Constitutional Law: Permissible Requirements of Parental Consent for Abortion," Arthur S. Chalmers, 19 W.L.J. 601, 607 (1980).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Family planning services for minors; parental consent. 87-66.

Kansas healing arts act; consent of unemancipated immature minor. 91-43.

"Mature" minor has capacity to consent to outpatient mental health services. 2003-35.

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