Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Controversial Florida Parents’ Bill of Rights Law Takes Effect July 1

From JD Supra:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just signed into law the Parents’ Bill of Rights on June 29, enumerating the rights of parents and legal guardians to “direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health” of their child. Many are praising the new law as a win for parents and Florida families, with the Florida Legislature promoting transparency and parental participation in education while putting all the state statutes governing parental rights in one place.

The Parents’ Bill of Rights has also garnered the attention of various advocacy groups concerned that it may fail to consider the rights of the children it is intended to protect – and may create unintended consequences of potential liability for persons who act in good faith but without express written parental consent when providing medical care to children.

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