State Senate Passes Bill Denying Parents Access to Teen Doctor Info
According to opponents of this bill, parents could be 'stuck' paying for medical bills they don't know exist, at least until they receive them in the mail.
Senate Bill 5889, which as of March 11th had passed the senior chamber, would allow teens to request to have medical procedures kept off documents that are sent home. If the teen requests it, the parents would have no knowledge of why their teen went to the doctor, but they would still be facing paying the bill.
Opponents of the bill, including Senator Shelly Short (R-Spokane) say it's just the latest in a series of bills that attack parental rights. The bill was passed by the Senate, it is now in the House of Representatives where it's next going to committee.
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