Introduction – Florida Parenting Plans – Consent to Child’s Mental Health Treatment

How do parenting plans provide for consent to mental health treatment for a child?  What does “mental health treatment” mean and include?  What if parents don’t agree on mental health treatment their child should continue, undertake, or stop? May one parent consent to mental health treatment for the child when the other doesn’t agree? Must they confer before consenting to their child’s mental health treatment? 

In this series, we discuss:

  • Parental Responsibility and Decision Making
  • Shared Parental Responsibility and Sole Parental Responsibility
  • Shared Parenting – Retained Consent to Mental Health Treatment
  • Amended Florida Parenting Plan Law Mandates Retaining Consent to Mental Health Treatment
  • Collaborative Practice: Shared Parental Responsibility for Health Care
  • Florida Collaborative Practice: Clarifying Parents’ Intent About “Mental Health Treatment”
  • Guidelines for Collaborative Teams: What Does “Mental Health Treatment” Include?
  • Example Language for Collaborative Practice Team Using Definitions of “Mental Health”
  • Florida Mental Health Treatment Professionals – Informed Consent By One Parent or Guardian

⇒ Next:  Parental Responsibility and Decision Making

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