Rep. Bill Kennemer

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

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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.

House Committee Votes to Require Insurers to Pay for Court-Ordered Treatment

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Regence BlueCross BlueShield opposes the provision, arguing to keep current law where private insurers have the option to deny claims for alcohol or drug treatment if it’s a result of a DUII or other conviction

 

March 29, 2013 — People with drug and alcohol addictions who end up in treatment as a result of a DUII will get their treatment picked up by insurance if a bill sponsored by Rep. Phil Barnhart, D-Eugene, becomes law.

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