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Teens need pregnancy testing consent forms signed by parent?

Teens need pregnancy testing consent forms signed by parent?

Not really: Since pregnancy tests are otc, this eliminates the consent issue in practical terms. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Morse
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Informed Consent (Definition)

Informed consent is the process of communication between a patient and physician that helps a patient make an educated decision regarding a medical intervention. The physician must provide thorough information to the patient regarding his/her diagnosis, potential treatment, risks and benefits of the ...Read more


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Explain the process of informed consent please?

Explain the process of informed consent please?

A dilemma: A nervous patient needing an extraction wants to know exactly what is about to happen. He obviously has elevated BP due to nervousness, I am about to raise it even more with the anesthesia (epi). Do i really need to explain the details of how i will cut the gums and bone and the inherent dangers? Will this not increase the risks to him & what will it accomplish? There's no real alternative tx! ...Read more

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What states permit blood donation under age 17 with parental consent?

What states permit blood donation under age 17 with parental consent?

Most states do: As of 2011, 41 states allowed 16 year old blood donors with parental permission. To determine whether your state allows such donations, go the the web site for american red cross (http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/students/information-parents/information-student-athletes). ...Read more

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Which states permit blood donation under 17 with parental consent?

Which states permit blood donation under 17 with parental consent?

Check website: The american red cross has a page where you can enter your zip code and download the specific consent form required for your state if it is allowed: http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/students/sixteen good luck! ...Read more

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Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Legally Obliged: A donor is legally obliged to provide updates. That being said, i'm not sure there are any good mechanisms in place to monitor that. Any it is entirely possible that anyone can have a change in health information for another family member and not be aware of it. ...Read more

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Why do minors need parental consent in order to recieve counseling or therapy?

Why do minors need parental consent in order to recieve counseling or therapy?

State laws: Texas law, as in other states, determines who can legally give consent for a treatment. Until a kid reaches 18, the parents are given that right/responsibility. If the kid is "emancipated", living on their own over 16 or has been given that status but a court, they are exempt & can consent. Some issues like std treatment & reproductive health are exempted from that rule as a public health issue. ...Read more

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What is the minimum legal age to receive cosmetic/plastic surgery without parental consent?

What is the minimum legal age to receive cosmetic/plastic surgery without parental consent?

Legal question: I happen to have a good friend who's a lawyer whom I just consulted: The age of majority varies by state but most use 18. Once you reach the age of majority, you can do anything you want without parental consent. Here's the list: all are 18(except Alabama (19), Nebraska (19 or upon marriage),Puerto Rico (21) and Mississippi (21)) However, you should rely on wiser people before considering surgery ...Read more

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Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?

Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?

Depends: Many states exempt sex related care from parental notification. It is often easiest to obtain in many clinics operated for that purpose. If/when you go to a regular private office or use a parents insurance to access care, they would find out about visits eventually when the insurance paperwork came through documenting payment for services. ...Read more

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Can you get teen therapy without parent consent?

Can you get teen therapy without parent consent?

Depends on situation: Some states allow self directed care for teens in areas such as reproductive health or sexually transmitted diseases. It is justified as an effort to prevent spread of contagious disease or unwanted pregnancy. School counselors may work with teens based on broad school policies that parents consent to as part of enrollment. ...Read more

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Why don't psychotherapists inform of risks of psychotherapy during consult?

Why don't psychotherapists inform of risks of psychotherapy during consult?

Psychologists do: "informed consent" for specific treatment modalities i.e., EMDR and behavior modification programs. They screen patients, explain the procedure and risks before starting hypnotherapy. They set up safety contracts with patients who have suicidal thoughts. Part of why it is important to work with a licensed clinician is that they assess the risks and explain things to clients throughout the process ...Read more

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There any laws dealing with commitment of teen for mental health?

There any laws dealing with commitment of teen for mental health?

Yes: Every state has laws concerning the process of mental health commitments for all people, including teens. Check with your local law enforcement or county courthouse for details. ...Read more

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What impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

What  impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

Govt regulation: Emr is being introduced in a phased manner- cms guidelines. All hospitals and offices are to implement electronic records. There are so many technical difficulties with these programs, but they are getting better. As of now, most doctors have not embraced them as well. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read more

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Can teens under 18 become organ donors with parent permission?

Can teens under 18 become organ donors with parent permission?

Yes, sometimes.: Public programs that distribute organs from living donors do not accept teen donors. But pre-adults can donate to relatives when special circumstances & requirements are met. This is particularly true for bone marrow donation(marrow is generally considered an "organ"), which can rarely even be donated to non-relatives if arranged privately (not thru nat'l program) & usually with court ok. ...Read more

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Can a minor receive emergency care without parental consent?

Yes: Of cousre, it's important but not necessary in critical situations. ...Read more

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What are labouring woman's legal rights to refuse treatment she isn't convinced of? Do maternal rights trump fetal rights? Can doctor force treatment?

What are labouring woman's legal rights to refuse treatment she isn't convinced of? Do maternal rights trump fetal rights? Can doctor force treatment?

Total control: Women in labor might not be in the best physical/mental condition to make intelligent choices. But legally they have the final say in what could be done after their doctor explains the possible choices. This would include the risks of making the wrong choice. ...Read more

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Can a teen who is emancipated sign medical consent forms?

Can a teen who is emancipated sign medical consent forms?

Yes: Yes. Emncipated means independent of parental control. ...Read more

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Can i legally get treated for depression without parental consent?

Can i legally get treated for depression without parental consent?

??? at 29 ????: Your question form says you're 29 years old -- past the legal age of adulthood in all states. This means it would be your decision (not your parents') to be treated or not. If you're actually a minor, the situation is different. In that case, please talk with a parent or other adult about your needs. Your parents likely have you on their health insurance plan, and can help you get help. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Counseling (Definition)

Modern genetics allows us to understand how genetic diseases are inherited based on DNA, genes, and chromosomes. We can now test couples and fetuses for certain inherited disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, as well as other chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, ...Read more