Fundamental Parental Rights Statute


This policy recognizes the fundamental rights of parents. Infringement on these fundamental rights should be narrowly tailored to meet a compelling government interest.

Fundamental Parental Rights Statute

Model Policy

Section 1. The liberty interest of a parent in the nurture, education, care, custody, and control of the parent’s child is a fundamental right recognized by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of ____________.

Section 2. No agency or officer of this state nor any agency or officer of any subdivision of this state shall infringe fundamental parental rights except as provided by law narrowly tailored to meet a compelling governmental interest by the least restrictive means.