Code of the District of Columbia

§ 21–2211. Limitations.

No person authorized to act pursuant to § 21-2210 shall have the power:

(1) To consent to an abortion, sterilization or psycho-surgery, unless authorized by a court; or

(2) To consent to convulsive therapy or behavior modification programs involving aversive stimuli, unless authorized by a court.


(Mar. 16, 1989, D.C. Law 7-189, § 12, 35 DCR 8653; Feb. 5, 1994, D.C. Law 10-68, § 23(l), 40 DCR 6311.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 21-2211.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 7-1231.07.

Applicability

Section 7011 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 21-72 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-72: § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72 provided that the change made to this section by § 2 of D.C. Law 21-72 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been given effect.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72, see § 7011 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72, see § 7011 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).