House Bill 900: Justina's Law-Parental Rights In Medical Care

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House Bill 900: Justina's Law-Parental Rights In Medical Care
Sponsors:
Lombardo
Summary:

This bill, known as Justina's Law, provides that a parent is not to be charged with abuse or neglect when medical care is sought, a diagnosis is provided, and a parent is following or willing to follow a lawful course of treatment. It specifies that a parent may choose one professional's treatment over another.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:
1/23/2017 House Introduced, referred to Judiciary
5/01/2017 House Joint hearing: 5/08/2017 1:00 pm, Room(s): A-1 & A-2

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