An Act To Support Access to Health Services for Homeless Youth in Maine
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1503, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §8 and affected by Pt. E, §2, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
(1) A director or designee of a governmental or nonprofit agency that receives public or private funding to provide services to homeless persons;
(2) A local education agency liaison for homeless children and youth designated pursuant to 42 United States Code, Section 11432(g)(1)(J)(ii) or a school social worker or counselor; or
(3) An attorney representing the minor in any legal matter;
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §1503, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §8 and affected by Pt. E, §2, is amended by adding at the end a new paragraph to read:
A health care practitioner who obtains documentation that meets the requirements of this section prior to providing medical, mental, dental or other health counseling or services to a minor pursuant to this section is immune from any civil or criminal liability based on the health care practitioner's determination to provide services, except that a health care practitioner may be held liable for the health care practitioner's gross negligence or willful or wanton acts or omissions.