My Edmonds News Daily Legislative Report: April 21, 2021 – Patient health care consent

My Edmonds News presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. The Senate debated concurrence on Substitute Senate Bill 5185, which establishes a presumption that a young person has the capacity to make health care decisions even if their parents are opposed. Lawmakers arrived at concurrence with the House amendments to the bill 35-14, which now goes to the Governor’s office, for an opportunity to be signed into law.

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  1. Well if they get that power the kids…you better add into that law tha the parent is no longer financially responsible for this child. That they cannot be sued for that child’s conduct either. They cannot sue the practitioner either the parent. For kids wanting this. Go thru the emancipation route. Then you are on your own and have no parents to destroy financially. And hey I bet your parents can’t use you as a tax deduction anymore either. But gee, where do you live? Work? Better think about this bad bot OLYMPIA.

  2. I can’t believe people keep voting for these people. I don’t care how families voted in the past or what group of wealthy elitists we have the inclination to support. There is simply no reasonable excuse to vote for people who oppose you on almost every issue. Yet it happens election after election. They will continue to grab power until there is none left to grab. And we have ourselves to blame.

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