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. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 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
thetime-sharing schedule 23 arrangements that specify the time that the minor child will 24 spend with each parent; designate responsibility a designation25 of who will be responsiblefor 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.