Senate Bill 856: Permits Minors to Give Consent for Behavioral Health Care

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Last Updated: July 5, 2017
Senate Bill 856: Permits Minors to Give Consent for Behavioral Health Care
Sponsors:
Stack, Brian P. as Primary Sponsor Gordon, Robert M. as Primary Sponsor Sacco, Nicholas J. as Co-Sponsor Beck, Jennifer as Co-Sponsor Cunningham, Sandra B. as Co-Sponsor
Summary:

This bill would allow a wide range of people, including social workers, to provide "behavioral health services" to a minor without ever notifying a parent or seeking parental consent. Behavioral health services is not defined. As written, this bill is way too broad.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

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