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AB-3189 Consent by minors to treatment for intimate partner violence.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 08, 2018


 Section 6930 is added to the Family Code, to read:

 (a) A minor who is 12 years of age or older and who states he or she is injured as a result of intimate partner violence may consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the injury and the collection of medical evidence with regard to the alleged intimate partner violence.
(b) (1) For purposes of this section, “intimate partner violence” means an intentional or reckless infliction of bodily harm that is perpetrated by a person with whom the minor has or has had a sexual, dating, or spousal relationship.
(2) This section does not apply to a case in which a minor is an alleged victim of rape, as defined in Section 261 or 262 of the Penal Code, in which case Section 6927 shall apply, and does not apply to a case in which a minor is alleged to have been sexually assaulted, as described in Section 6928, in which case that section shall apply.
(c) If the health practitioner providing treatment believes that the injuries described in subdivision (a) require a report pursuant to Section 11160 of the Penal Code, the health practitioner shall do both of the following:
(1) Inform the minor that the report will be made.
(2) Attempt to contact the minor’s parent or guardian and inform them of the report. The health practitioner shall note in the minor’s treatment record the date and time of the attempt to contact the parent or guardian and whether the attempt was successful or unsuccessful. This paragraph does not apply if the health practitioner reasonably believes that the minor’s parent or guardian committed the intimate partner violence on the minor.