Florida Senate - 2016                                     SB 794
       By Senator Ring
       29-00432-16                                            2016794__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to dissolution of marriage parenting
    3         plans; amending s. 61.13, F.S.; requiring that
    4         parenting plans provide that either parent may consent
    5         to mental health treatment for the child; providing
    6         that the consenting parent shall be financially
    7         responsible for certain costs of such treatment;
    8         providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section
   13  61.13, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing;
   15  powers of court.—
   16         (2)
   17         (b) A parenting plan approved by the court must, at a
   18  minimum, describe in adequate detail how the parents will share
   19  and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the
   20  upbringing of the child; include the time-sharing schedule
   21  arrangements that specify the time that the minor child will
   22  spend with each parent; designate responsibility a designation
   23  of who will be responsible for any and all forms of health care,
   24  school-related matters, including the address to be used for
   25  school-boundary determination and registration, and other
   26  activities; and describe in adequate detail the methods and
   27  technologies that the parents will use to communicate with the
   28  child. The parenting plan must also designate who will be
   29  responsible for health care decisionmaking; however, the plan
   30  must provide that either parent may consent to mental health
   31  treatment for the child. The parent who consents to such
   32  treatment shall be financially responsible for costs that exceed
   33  those covered by the health insurance provided as required under
   34  paragraph (1)(b).
   35         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.