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Title 18 : Health


(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 8708)
  • § 8708. Involuntary sterilization

    (a) Any sterilization sought on behalf of a person with an intellectual disability or requested by any person denied a voluntary sterilization by section 8707 of this title shall be considered an involuntary sterilization.

    (b) Involuntary sterilizations may be performed only after a hearing in the Superior Court pursuant to sections 8709-8712 of this title. For the purposes of involuntary sterilization proceedings under this chapter, the person with an intellectual disability subject to a petition for sterilization shall be defined as the respondent. (Added 1981, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 111.)