Mental Health Treatment

Shared Parental Responsibility and Sole Parental Responsibility

Shared Parental Responsibility and Sole Parental Responsibility

Parents who “share parental responsibility” retain full parental rights and responsibilities for their child. This means both parents confer with each other to make decisions for their child. See Section 61.046(17), Florida Statutes. In sharing responsibility for decisions, parents generally must…

Collaborative Process: Clarifying Intent About “Mental Health Treatment”

Collaborative Process: Clarifying Intent About “Mental Health Treatment”

Florida’s divorce and paternity statutes don’t define “mental health treatment.” When they’re sharing parental responsibility, each parent retains parental consent to mental health treatment. However, by clarifying and agreeing to the scope of “mental health treatment” for their child, parents…

Example Language Using Definitions of “Mental Health Treatment”

Example Language Using Definitions of “Mental Health Treatment”

Parents in the Collaborative Process may consider using definitions of “mental health treatment.” This article give example language using definitions discussed here. For our Parenting Plan, “Mental Health Treatment” means these techniques, as defined in Florida Administrative Code, Rule 63N-1.0081:…

Florida Mental Health Providers & Informed Consent

Florida Mental Health Providers & Informed Consent

Under Florida Law, mental health treatment providers, and their professions’ corresponding statutory informed consent requirements, include: Mental Health Provider Informed Consent References Psychiatrist licensed under Chapter 458 or 459, Florida Statutes Section 458.325(1), Florida Statutes provides, for electroconvulsive or psychosurgical…

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