Maine Revised Statutes

§1902. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following words shall have the following meanings. [1973, c. 624, §1 (NEW).]

1. Contraceptive procedures.  "Contraceptive procedures" means any medically accepted procedure to prevent conception when performed by or under the direction of a physician on a requesting and consenting patient.
[ 1973, c. 624, §1 (NEW) .]
1-A. Comprehensive family life education.  "Comprehensive family life education" means education in kindergarten to grade 12 regarding human development and sexuality, including education on family planning and sexually transmitted diseases, that is medically accurate and age appropriate; that respects community values and encourages parental communication; that develops skills in communication, decision making and conflict resolution; that contributes to healthy relationships; that promotes responsible sexual behavior with an emphasis on abstinence; that addresses the use of contraception; that promotes individual responsibility and involvement regarding sexuality; and that teaches skills for responsible decision making regarding sexuality.
[ 2001, c. 654, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Contraceptive supplies.  "Contraceptive supplies" means those medically approved drugs, prescriptions, rhythm charts, devices and other items designed to prevent conception through chemical, mechanical, behavioral or other means.
[ 1973, c. 624, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Family planning.  "Family planning" means informed and voluntary self-determination of desired family size and of the timing of child bearing based upon comprehensive knowledge of factors pertinent to this determination.
[ 1973, c. 624, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Family planning services.  "Family planning services" means counseling with trained personnel regarding family planning, contraceptive procedures and the treatment of infertility; distribution of literature relating to family planning, contraceptive procedures and the treatment of infertility; referral of patients to physicians or health agencies for consultation, examination, tests, medical treatment and prescription for the purposes of family planning, contraceptive procedures and treatment of infertility and provision of contraceptive procedures and contraceptive supplies by those qualified to do so under the laws of this State.
[ 1973, c. 624, §1 (NEW) .]
5. Physician.  "Physician" means any doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy duly licensed to practice his profession in this State.
[ 1973, c. 624, §1 (NEW) .]
6. Person.  "Person" means any person regardless of sex, race, number of children, marital status, motive and citizenship.
[ 1973, c. 624, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1973, c. 624, §1 (NEW). 2001, c. 654, §1 (AMD).

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