What do you feel the qualifications for a payer to cover costs for sterilization procedures should be?
Because special consent forms, documenting informed consent, are
often required for sterilization procedures, individuals considering such
procedures must be thoroughly counseled regarding a variety of crucialissues (Table). [ In all states, special consent forms are required for women
undergoing publicly funded sterilization. In a few states (eg, New York,
California), special consent is
required from all women seeking sterilization.
For Medicaid-funded sterilizations, a 30-day waiting period is
required from the signing of the consent form to the time of sterilization.
Exceptions are cases of premature delivery when sterilization was
scheduled for the expected delivery date, and emergency abdominal
surgery with informed consent signed 30 days or more prior to intended
date of sterilization. Women aged under 21 cannot have federally
funded sterilizations in most states.5 There are no such restrictions for
male sterilization. Clinicians must be familiar with all applicable state
and local government guidelines. ]
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