Minor Consent Laws
Colorado House Bill 19-1120 went into effect in 2019, lowering the age of consent for psychotherapy services to 12 years old.
The National Law Review provided highlights of the bill.
Note, HB 19-1120 does not allow for minor consent for psychiatric services; the bill specifies which providers and services qualify for consent.
Substance Use Treatment
In Colorado, minors of any age may consent for substance use treatment without parental knowledge or permission.
More details on this topic can be found in Colorado law (starting on page 227)
A great resource for minor consent laws; however, it has NOT been updated to reflect the change in age of consent for mental health services sited above (HB 19-1120)
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