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Washington State Looks At Expanding Parental Rights For Teen Mental Health Treatment

March 12, 2019
By Deborah Wang, KUOW
WBUR
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/03/12/washington-parental-rights-mental-health


Washington, like many states, gives teens the right to seek mental health treatment without a parent’s consent. The state allows kids as young as 13 to make their own mental health decisions. But some parents say they’re being left out of important decisions for their children. KUOW’s Deborah Wang (@KUOWdebwang) reports about efforts to change Washington state’s consent laws and allow more parental involvement in their children’s treatment.

If you have a story you would like to share with Deborah, please email youthmentalhealth@kuow.org.

This segment aired on March 12, 2019.

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