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Information for Minors

Due to recent changes in Kansas law, Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri will require all unemancipated minors seeking an abortion in the State of Kansas to obtain notarized written consent of the minor and both parents (if the parents are married) or legal guardian(s) of the minor. This change is July 1, 2011 and these changes are required due to the passage of Kansas House Bill 2035. A list of required documents is included below to help you understand what documentation is needed on the day of your appointment.

The following is a list of documentation (#1-5) the minor and the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) MUST bring the day of their appointment. If you do not bring all 5 pieces of documentation to your appointment, you cannot have your procedure and you will be rescheduled.

1.      Informed Consent Form - must be obtained at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. It can be obtained by the following methods:

a.    Print out the Informed Consent form online
b.    Stopping by the Health Center and picking the form up in person

2.      Notarized Minor and Parental Consent Form - It can be obtained by the following methods

a.    Print out the Notarized Minor and Parental Consent Form online
b.    Stopping by the Health Center and picking the form up in person
NOTE: The form can be notarized by your local notary or at the time of the appointment.
NOTE: Please look carefully at the options on the Notarized Minor and Parental Consent form and choose the option that best fits your situation.

3.      Photo ID of  minor patient- We accept the following forms of ID:

a.      State-Issued ID (driver’s license, etc)
b.      School-Issued ID with name
c.      Published photo with name. ie year book or school report
d.      Credit Card with name and photo
e.      Passport
f.       Military ID

4.      Photo ID of parents or guardian-

a.      State-Issued ID (driver’s license, etc)
b.      School ID with name
c.      Credit Card with name and picture
d.      Passport
e.      Military ID

5.      Legal papers linking the minor to the parent or legal guardian-

a.      Birth Certificate
b.      Custodial agreement or Divorce decree
c.      Guardianship paperwork
d.      Income tax return showing minor as a dependent
e.      Authorization for Medical treatment assigned by the courts

Other Important & Required Information
Parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) will need to be present at the time of check-in.  If the parent and/or legal guardian need to leave, the minor must have a support person over the age of 21 present for the entire procedure. If you are from Missouri, your parent and/or legal guardian must stay for the entire procedure.

If you are a minor and feel as though you would be in physical and/or mental danger if you informed your parent(s)/guardian(s) or if you are unable to contact your parent(s)/guardian(s) please call 913-345-1400; one of our representatives is available to help. A Kansas District Court judge can waive the parental consent requirement, if necessary and appropriate, within 2 days with a court-appointed (free) attorney, by authority of K.S.A. 65-6705 .

If you feel the new regulations are cumbersome; please contact your State Representative and inform them the hardship the new regulations have caused you.

Kansas House Bill 2035 (2011); Amending K.S.A 65-6705: (a) Except in the case of a medical emergency or as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall perform an abortion upon an unemancipated minor, unless the person first obtains the notarized written consent of the minor and both parents or the legal guardian of the minor. (1) If the minor’s parents are divorced and otherwise unmarried and living separate and apart, then the written consent of the parent with primary custody, care and control of such minor shall be sufficient. (2) If the minor’s parents are married and one parent is not available to the person performing the abortion in a reasonable time and manner, then the written consent of the parent who is available shall be sufficient. (3) If the minor’s pregnancy was caused by sexual intercourse with the minor’s natural father, adoptive father, stepfather or legal guardian, then the written consent of the minor’s mother shall be sufficient. Notice of such circumstances shall be reported to the proper authorities as provided in K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 38-2223, and amendments thereto. (b) After receiving counseling as provided by subsection (a) of K.S.A. 65-6704… the minor may object to the written consent requirement set forth in subsection (a). If the minor so objects, the minor may petition, on her own behalf or by an adult of her choice, the district court of any county of this state for a waiver of the written consent requirement.


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