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Title One Parent Consent For Behavioral Health Services
Status Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 12/31/2020 - No Amendments (05/28/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/03/2020
Description

The bill authorizes a physician or a mental health professional
(professional) to evaluate or treat a minor patient (minor) for a behavioral
health disorder with the consent of only one parent or legal guardian of
the minor if both parents have legal decision-making authority over the
minor. The professional shall act in the best interest of the minor and

provide services for a behavioral health disorder only in accordance with
the professional's own advice or recommendation. The bill defines a
minor as a person who is under 15 years of age.

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