Title 14
Delinquent and Dependent Children

Chapter 5
Treatment of Juveniles for Chemical Dependency

R.I. Gen. Laws § 14-5-4

§ 14-5-4. Treatment without parental consent.

In the event a child refuses permission to contact parents to seek parental consent and if, in the judgment of a qualified professional, that contact would not be helpful or would be deleterious to the child who is voluntarily seeking treatment for substance abuse or chemical dependency, then non-invasive, non-custodial treatment services may be provided by a qualified professional without parental consent; provided, during the course of treatment, the qualified professional shall make attempts to obtain permission from the child to obtain parental consent for and parental involvement in the treatment services.

History of Section.
P.L. 1988, ch. 665, § 1.