Governor Signs Revisions to Minor Consent Act into Law

On July 23, Gov. Wolf signed HB 672 (Act 65 of 2020) into law repealing provisions related to mental health treatment and release of medical records and adding new language providing for consent for voluntary inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment and for release of medical records. The law enables certain minors to consent to medical, dental and health services, declaring consent unnecessary under certain circumstances. The changes become effective in 60 days.