Maine Revised Statutes

§3817. Services to minors for drug abuse

Any person licensed under this chapter who renders psychological services to a minor for problems associated with the abuse of drugs or alcohol is under no obligation to obtain the consent of said minor's parent or guardian or to inform such parent or guardian of such services. Nothing in this section shall be construed so as to prohibit the licensed person rendering such services from informing such parent or guardian. For purposes of this section "abuse of drugs" means the use of drugs solely for their stimulant, depressant or hallucinogenic effect upon the higher functions of the central nervous system and not as a therapeutic agent recommended by a practitioner in the course of medical treatment. [1979, c. 96, §4 (AMD).]

1971, c. 237, §4 (NEW). 1973, c. 145, §4 (RPR). 1979, c. 96, §4 (AMD).