Is there MN statute that mandates that both divorced parents of a child have the right to schedule medical appts?
State/Country relating to question: Minnesota
The following law, towards the end, allows a parent to consent to medical care in the event of emergencies to protect the child. Otherwise, the custodial or primary Custodial Parent is usually the one who makes medical decisions.
Access to Records. Minnesota laws give each party the right of access to, and to receive copies of, school, medical, dental, religious training, and other important records and information about the minor children. The laws also give each party the right of access to information regarding health or dental insurance available to the minor children. Each party shall keep the other party informed as to the name and address of the school of attendance of the minor children. Each party has the right to be informed by school officials about the children's welfare, educational progress and status, and to attend school and parent-teacher conferences. The school is not required to hold a separate conference for each party. In case of an accident or serious illness of a minor child, each party shall notify the other party of the accident or illness, and the name of the health care provider and the place of treatment. Each party has the right to reasonable access and telephone contact with the minor children. The court may waive any of the rights under this section if it finds it is necessary to protect the welfare of a party or child.
I have been practicing primarily in the field of Family Law for approximately 17 years
Need statute reference please. Thanks for the info. You have been very helpful. I will accept answer once I have the source of your quote.
Section 518.17, Subdivision 3(b)
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