Higher educational institutions; mental health and parental notification policies. (SB374)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher education; mental health and parental notification policies.  Provides that any licensed health professional treating a student may determine to withhold parental notification of a dependent student's mental health treatment if such professional determines that the notification may result in substantial harm. Currently, only a physician or clinical psychologist could make such a determination. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103422D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2012Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB374)
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2012Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Education
02/14/2012Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
02/21/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/22/2012Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Read second time
02/24/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB374
02/24/2012Read third time
02/24/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2012Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2012Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB374ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB374ER)
03/05/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 716 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0716)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB900.