This bill will allow minor children of ANY AGE to consent to “certain” medical and pharmaceutical treatments without parental consent or knowledge. This includes HIV, STD and “reproductive” drugs, vaccines and medical procedures or devices. All drugs and medical procedures come with risks. Children are generally not mature enough to fully comprehend the risk/benefit ratio or to give true informed consent. Minor children are the responsibility of their parent or guardian in all aspects until the age of majority, therefore healthcare decisions should not be removed from the scope of parental responsibility and rights. Paired with in-school health clinics, passage of SB172 puts children at risk of accepting drugs and medical procedures without understanding the potential risks involved and without the protection of their parents.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT NEVADA CHILDREN-OPPOSE SB172
TESTIFY IN PERSON: attend the hearing on Friday at 1:30 in Carson City or in the video-conference room in Las Vegas
TESTIFY TELEPHONICALLY: To provide testimony telephonically during the hearing, call (888) 475-4499. When prompted to provide the Meeting ID, enter 81066850036 and then press #. Press # when prompted for a Participant ID. The administrator will refer to the last 4 digits of your phone number and ask you to unmute your phone by pressing *6 when it is your turn to testify.
SEND WRITTEN TESTIMONY: must be submitted no later than 12:00 NOON on Thursday May 4. Attach a PDF document of your testimony to an email and send to AsmHHS@asm.state.nv.us . Be sure to include your name and your city or county of residence.
SEND EMAILS TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Please participate in the latest One Click Call-To-Action Campaign where you can send emails to every Assembly Member on the HHS Committee and to your elected district Assembly Representative in less than 30 seconds. It is critical that we maintain parental rights as related pharmaceutical and medical care for their minor children.
SUBMIT YOUR OPINION IN NELIS: click on this link and submit your opposition (you must have an account) https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/82nd2023/Bill/9889/Opinions