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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 56FAMILY PLANNING
RULE §56.14Family Planning for Adolescents

(a) Adolescents age 17 and younger shall be provided individualized family planning counseling and family planning medical services that meet their specific needs as soon as possible.

(b) The provider shall ensure that:

  (1) counseling for adolescents seeking family planning services have parental consent;

  (2) counseling for adolescents includes information on use of all medically approved birth control methods, including abstinence; and

  (3) appointment schedules are flexible enough to accommodate access for adolescents requesting services.


Source Note: The provisions of this §56.14 adopted to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4672; amended to be effective June 17, 2014, 39 TexReg 4656

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