MD SB41 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB782


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 19 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-02-19 - Referred Health and Government Operations
Pending: House Health and Government Operations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Altering the minimum age, from 16 years to 12 years, at which a minor has the same capacity as an adult to consent to consultation, diagnosis, and certain treatment of a mental or emotional disorder by a health care provider or clinic; and providing that a health care provider may decide to provide certain information to a certain parent, guardian, or custodian under certain provisions of law unless the health care provider believes that the disclosure will lead to harm to the minor or deter the minor from seeking care.

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Health – Mental and Emotional Disorders – Consent (Mental Health Access Initiative)


Roll Calls

2021-02-19 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 31 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-17 - Senate - Floor Amendment 383326/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (Y: 14 N: 33 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-02-17 - Senate - Favorable Adopted (Y: 32 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-19HouseReferred Health and Government Operations
2021-02-19SenateThird Reading Passed (31-16)
2021-02-17SenateSecond Reading Passed
2021-02-17SenateFloor Amendment {383326/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (14-33)
2021-02-17SenateFavorable Adopted (32-15)
2021-02-16SenateMotion Special Order until 2/17 (Senator Carozza) Adopted
2021-02-10SenateMotion Special Order until 2/12 (Senator Carozza) Adopted
2021-02-09SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2021-01-15SenateHearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

HB132 (Crossfiled) 2021-01-29 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:30 p.m.
HB782 (Carry Over) 2020-02-10 - Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.


Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments