Parker Jensen Family in Another Clash with State

Parker Jensen Family in Another Clash with State


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Ed Yeates ReportingFrancine Giani, State Division of Consumer Protection: "We are now waiting for a letter from the attending physician stating that Parker has a life-threatening illness."

The Parker Jensen family is clashing with the state again. This time the Consumer Protection Division says a charitable fund that was being solicited for Parker's care is in violation of state law.

The citation to Parker's uncle, Tracy Jensen, says the fund that he had set up on an Internet site violated the state's Charitable Solicitations Act. Why? State law requires that a current attending physician must confirm that a recipient of such funds must suffer from a "life threatening illness."

While that has been an issue from the beginning with Parker's father, Daren Jensen, the family was willing to ask for donated money under that "life threatening" provision. A letter from an Idaho physician confirmed just that, but made it clear to the state that he was no longer the boy's attending physician. Without that current credential, the fund violated state law.

The family closed the fund today at Zion's Bank and shut down the Internet site until the matter is cleared up,

Even though the fund has been closed for now, the state says it most likely will subpoena the records to see how much money has been raised so far and what it's being used for.

Daren Jensen, Parker's Father: "All of those funds go towards insuring that Parker stays cancer free."

While Daren told us the family has no intention of reopening the fund, a call from the family to the state after our interview requested something else.

Francine Giani, State Division of Consumer Protection: "Indications today to our office state they are still wanting to set up some kind of a fund, claiming the life threatening illness exemption."

Daren confirmed his son is currently under the care of an M.D. and is receiving both holistic and immunotherapy treatments. But still, in his mindset, as far as life threatening cancer is concerned?

Daren Jensen: "But we know what he doesn't have right now - and that's any evidence of cancer."

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