Minnesota Statutes Crimes; Expungement; Victims (Ch. 609-624) § 609.2245. Female genital mutilation;  penalties




Subdivision 1. Crime.  Except as otherwise permitted in subdivision 2, whoever knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates, in whole or in part, the labia majora, labia minora, or clitoris of another is guilty of a felony.  Consent to the procedure by a minor on whom it is performed or by the minor's parent is not a defense to a violation of this subdivision.

Subd. 2. Permitted activities.  A surgical procedure is not a violation of subdivision 1 if the procedure:

(1) is necessary to the health of the person on whom it is performed and is performed by:  (i) a physician licensed under chapter 147;  (ii) a physician in training under the supervision of a licensed physician;  or (iii) a certified nurse midwife practicing within the nurse midwife's legal scope of practice;  or

(2) is performed on a person who is in labor or who has just given birth and is performed for medical purposes connected with that labor or birth:  (i) by a physician licensed under chapter 147;  (ii) a physician in training under the supervision of a licensed physician;  or (iii) a certified nurse midwife practicing within the nurse midwife's legal scope of practice.





Read this complete Minnesota Statutes Crimes; Expungement; Victims (Ch. 609-624) § 609.2245. Female genital mutilation;  penalties on Westlaw

FindLaw Codes are provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the industry-leading online legal research system. For more detailed codes research information, including annotations and citations, please visit Westlaw.

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.