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Abortion; parental consent, A.R.S. § 36-2152

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“Parental consent; exception; hearings; time limits; violations; classification; civil relief; statute of limitations”
Licensed Arizona physicians may not perform an abortion on a minor patient unless the minor’s parent or guardian has consented or a judge has ruled that the minor is sufficiently mature and capable to provide their own informed consent. Physicians may perform an abortion without parental consent or judicial authorization if a family member, legal guardian, foster parent, or another adult living in minor’s household caused the pregnancy or if the abortion is necessary to prevent the minor’s death or substantial impairment. A physician must certify the medical necessity of the abortion in the minor’s medical record and maintain the records for the later of 7 years after the abortion procedure or the minor’s 23rd birthday.