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House Bill 3139: Involving Parents and Trusted Adults in Youth Suicide Prevention

The documents on this page do not represent the official position of the Oregon Health Authority or the State of Oregon. The ideas and opinions expressed in these documents belong to the organizations which produced them and are provided as resources for providers, parents/guardians and youth.


Introduced on behalf of Jason and Roxanne Wilson, who lost their daughter Chloe to suicide, House Bill 3139 (2021) amended Oregon Revised Statute 109.680 (Disclosure by mental health care provider without minor's consent). Effective January 1, 2022, this law now:

  • Allows providers to disclose information without a minor's consent when risk of a suicide attempt is determined to be serious and imminent.
  • Clarifies when it is appropriate to notify parents or to engage trusted adults in suicide prevention and safety planning.

Throughout fall 2021 and into 2022, a workgroup met to develop guidance for providers, parents/guardians and youth. The workgroup included representatives from:

  • People who have lost loved ones to suicide
  • Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide
  • Oregon Pediatric Society
  • Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
  • Oregon Mental Health Regulatory Agency
  • Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
  • People who work in schools
  • Lines for Life
  • Oregon Health Authority

This page houses the workgroup's guidance documents.


For Providers

For Youth

For Parents/Guardians