S. 1279 (109th): Parent’s Right to Know Act of 2005

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 21, 2005 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

S 1279 IS

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1279

To establish certain requirements relating to the provision of services to minors by family planning projects under title X of the Public Health Service Act.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 21, 2005

Mr. COBURN (for himself, Mr. BROWNBACK, Mr. DEMINT, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. CORNYN, Mr. SANTORUM, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. BUNNING, Mr. ENSIGN, Mr. ALLEN, and Mr. VITTER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To establish certain requirements relating to the provision of services to minors by family planning projects under title X of the Public Health Service Act.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Parent's Right to Know Act of 2005'.

SEC. 2. PROVISIONS REGARDING TITLE X FAMILY PLANNING PROJECTS.

    (a) PROVISION OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS OR PRESCRIPTION DEVICES TO MINORS- None of the funds appropriated in any Federal Act for any fiscal year for carrying out title X of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300 et seq.) may be made available to any family planning project under section 1001 of such title if any provider of services in the project knowingly provides contraceptive drugs or prescription devices to a minor, unless--

      (1) such provider of services has given actual written notice to a custodial parent or custodial legal guardian of the minor, notifying the parent or legal guardian of the intent to provide the drugs or prescription devices, at least five business days before providing the drugs or prescription devices;

      (2) the minor has the written consent of a custodial parent or custodial legal guardian to receive the drugs or prescription devices;

      (3) the minor is emancipated under applicable State law; or

      (4) a court of competent jurisdiction has directed that the minor may receive the drugs or prescription devices.

    (b) CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE- Each provider of services under section 1001 of title X of the Public Health Service Act shall each year certify to the Secretary of Health and Human Services compliance with this section. Such Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to effectuate this section.