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18-Year Olds May Now Consent to Mental Health Services in Nebraska

on Thursday, 6 September 2018 in Health Law Advisory: Zachary J. Buxton, Editor

As college freshmen begin class this fall, most are now permitted to consent to mental health services in Nebraska. This past legislative session, Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-2101, Nebraska’s definition of minors statute, underwent a small, but meaningful change. It added the ability for 18-year olds to consent to mental health services without the consent of a parent or guardian. The update was effective July 19, 2018.

Abigail T. Mohs

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