Senator Fields, sponsor, explained House Bill 20-1270 concerning the consent of one parent for a licensed professional person to treat a minor for a behavioral health disorder. She discussed the need to reduce barriers for minors to receive mental health services and also outlined safeguards in the bill.
Committee members asked questions about the application of the bill.
Shelby Ross, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions about how the bill applies to married couples, legal separations, and divorce.
Committee discussion followed about parental rights and court orders.