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Consent To Shelter And Services By Homeless Youth

Concerning the ability of homeless youth to consent to shelter or shelter services.
2020 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill allows a homeless youth who is 14 15 years of age or older (youth) to consent to receiving shelter or shelter services from a licensed homeless youth shelter. Upon receipt of such consent, a licensed homeless youth shelter is not required to notify the youth's parent or legal guardian or seek additional parental consent for shelter or shelter services. The state department of human services shall promulgate rules for licensed homeless youth shelters to follow when a youth consents to receiving shelter or shelter services.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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