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BULLETIN OMHSAS-23-01: Act 65 of 2020: Consent to Mental Health Treatment for Minors

The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is issuing this Bulletin to provide guidance for the implementation of Act 65 of 2020 (“Act 65”) (35 P. S. §§ 10101.1-10101.2)

On 1/25/23, OMHSAS released the following e-mail and bulletin to give guidance and clarification to Act 65 of 2020 which replaced Act 147.

Act 65 governs who can provide consent for voluntary mental health treatment of minors who are 14 years of age and less than 18 years of age (“minor”), in bo...

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