Florida Senate - 2016 CS for SB 794 By the Committee on Judiciary; and Senator Ring 590-03303-16 2016794c1 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 if the court 6 orders shared parental responsibility; providing that 7 the consenting parent shall be financially responsible 8 for certain costs of such treatment; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section 14 61.13, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 15 61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; 16 powers of court.— 17 (2) 18 (b) A parenting plan approved by the court must, at a 19 minimum, describe in adequate detail how the parents will share 20 and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the 21 upbringing of the child; include
thetime-sharing schedule 22 arrangements that specify the time that the minor child will 23 spend with each parent; designate responsibility a designation24 of who will be responsiblefor any and all forms of health care, 25 school-related matters, including the address to be used for 26 school-boundary determination and registration, and other 27 activities; and describe in adequate detail the methods and 28 technologies that the parents will use to communicate with the 29 child. The parenting plan must also designate who will be 30 responsible for health care decisionmaking. If the court orders 31 shared parental responsibility, the plan must provide that 32 either parent may consent to mental health treatment for the 33 child. The parent who consents to such treatment shall be 34 financially responsible for costs that exceed those covered by 35 the health insurance provided as required under paragraph 36 (1)(b). 37 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.