Section 22-8-10

Authorization of medical treatment for mental health services of certain minors by parent or legal guardian.

The parent or legal guardian of a minor who is at least 14 years of age and under 19 years of age may authorize medical treatment for any mental health services even if the minor has expressly refused such treatment services if the parent or legal guardian and a mental health professional determine that clinical intervention is necessary and appropriate. Access to the mental health records of the minor will follow the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Public Law 104-191.

(Act 2015-476, §1.)