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Amended Florida Parenting Plan Law Mandates Each Parent’s Retaining Consent to Mental Health Treatment

Amended Florida Parenting Plan Law Mandates Each Parent’s Retaining Consent to Mental Health Treatment

In 2016, Florida law changed to mandate, in parenting plans designating shared parental responsibility, that either parent retains the right to consent to mental health treatment for their child. Section 61.13(2)(b)3., Florida Statutes, amended by Laws of Florida 2016-241 (enacting…

Florida Mental Health Treatment Professionals – Informed Consent By One Parent or Guardian

Florida Mental Health Treatment Professionals – Informed Consent By One Parent or Guardian

Florida law and administrative regulations support mental health treatment providers’ accepting informed consent by only one parent or authorized guardian to mental health treatment for a child.  Parents whose parental rights remain intact jointly are the natural guardians of their…

Florida Mental Health Treatment Providers & Informed Consent Requirements

Florida Mental Health Treatment Providers & Informed Consent Requirements

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…

What If One Parent Disagrees With Other Parent’s Decision to Consent to a Child’s Mental Health Treatment?

What If One Parent Disagrees With Other Parent’s Decision to Consent to a Child’s Mental Health Treatment?

One parent may disagrees with the other parent’s consenting to mental health treatment for their child. The objecting parent often faces costly, time consuming, and inadequate remedies.  The objecting parent may ask the court to modify the parenting plan. But,…

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