The Act deletes the requirement for spousal consent and a second medical opinion that were previously required before a vasectomy, tubal ligation, or other sterilization procedures could be obtained.
"HEALTH Performance of Sterilization Procedures: Deletion of Spousal Consent and Consulting Opinion Requirements,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 7
, Article 22.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol7/iss1/22