Florida Senate - 2016                       CS for CS for SB 794
       By the Committees on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; and
       Judiciary; and Senator Ring
       586-03748-16                                           2016794c2
    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 responsibility for the health care costs for the
    8         mental health treatment of the child shall be governed
    9         by the marital settlement agreement or court order;
   10         providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section
   15  61.13, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   16         61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing;
   17  powers of court.—
   18         (2)
   19         (b) A parenting plan approved by the court must, at a
   20  minimum, describe in adequate detail how the parents will share
   21  and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the
   22  upbringing of the child; include the time-sharing schedule
   23  arrangements that specify the time that the minor child will
   24  spend with each parent; designate responsibility a designation
   25  of who will be responsible for any and all forms of health care,
   26  school-related matters, including the address to be used for
   27  school-boundary determination and registration, and other
   28  activities; and describe in adequate detail the methods and
   29  technologies that the parents will use to communicate with the
   30  child. The parenting plan must also designate who will be
   31  responsible for health care decisionmaking. If the court orders
   32  shared parental responsibility, the plan must provide that
   33  either parent may consent to mental health treatment for the
   34  child. The responsibility for all health care costs for the
   35  mental health treatment of the child shall be governed by the
   36  marital settlement agreement approved by the court or court
   37  order.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.