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Bill Giving Teens Unfettered Access to Therapists Arouses Debate Over Parental Rights

Senate Bill 491 would allow teens to bypass their parents when seeking help for mental health issues, which can arise from conflicts with their parents.


May 7, 2013 — Teens struggling with a problem at home could have a better chance to access mental health services under a bill debated Monday in the House Health Committee.

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