Introduced by Rep. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) (R) on January 26, 2011, recognizes parental rights, including legal guardians of minors, as fundamental and not to be infringed upon by government except in very limited circumstances. This act specifically protects a parent’s right to notification for general healthcare, invasive procedures, outpatient or inpatient treatment for alcoholism or chemical dependency, and results of tests conducted for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. This act also requires parental permission for a minor student’s participation in any sex or AIDS awareness and prevention education program. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 26, 2011.