Monday, March 8, 2021

Tag: Washington state teenagers can now obtain “sensitive” health care services without parents’ knowledge or consent

Washington state teenagers can now obtain “sensitive” health care services without parents’ knowledge or consent

from Fellowship Of The Minds:

Washington State Senate Bill 5889, sponsored by demorat Manka Dhingra, went into effect on January 1 this year. The bill relates to “insurance communications confidentiality” for children 13 and above.

In a nut shell, children (members of a plan) 13 and older will receive confidential communications about “sensitive” health care services. The subscriber, aka parent or guardian, will not receive the “communication’ about the “sensitive” health care service. This can be related to STDs, pregnancy, gender dysphoria, gender affirming care or domestic violence.