mental health treatment

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…

Collaborative Process: Clarifying Parents’ Intent About “Mental Health Treatment”

Collaborative Process: Clarifying Parents’ 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…

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…

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