HB 1293 -- Informed Consent for Mental Health Treatment
Co-Sponsors: Linton, Holand
This bill requires mental health care providers, prior to
providing services, to truthfully inform every client, patient,
and recipient of mental health care treatments of:
(1) Their training and credentials;
(2) The patient's right to withdraw consent for treatment at
(3) The risks, hazards, and relative benefits of all proposed
mental health care treatments and alternative treatments; and
(4) The requirement to obtain written informed consent.
Licensing boards of the mental health care providers are
required to adopt and enforce rules of professional conduct
requiring the informed consent. Incompetent clients or patients
who receive mental health services are required to provide
written informed consent and the signature of a legal guardian.
Mental health care providers who violate the provisions of the
bill are subject to having their license or certification
suspended or revoked, subject to the discretion of their
governing licensing board. Such violations can be reported to
the public upon request.
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