BILL NUMBER: AB 499	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Atkins
   (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Ma)

                        FEBRUARY 15, 2011

   An act to amend Section 6926 of the Family Code, relating to
minors.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 499, as introduced, Atkins. Minors: medical care: consent.
   Existing law allows minors to consent to specified forms of
medical or dental treatment.
   This bill would, in addition, allow a minor who is 12 years of age
or older to consent to medical care related to the prevention of a
sexually transmitted disease.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 6926 of the Family Code is amended to read:
   6926.  (a) A minor who is 12 years of age or older and who may
have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or
communicable disease may consent to medical care related to the
diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is
one that is required by law or regulation adopted pursuant to law to
be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually
transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State 
Director of Health Services   Public Health Officer
 . 
   (b) A minor who is 12 years of age or older may consent to medical
care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease.
 
   (b) 
    (c)  The minor's parents or guardian are not liable for
payment for medical care provided pursuant to this section.