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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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What's a truly informed consent form for someone with mood disorders?

What's a truly informed consent form for someone with mood disorders?

Informed consent: First there is a discussion of your health issue, and recommendation for treatment. Alternate treatments and questions from patient will be answered. Your support, family and friends will be involved. The process is more about the risk/benefit analysis, and making the best decision for your health. Its not about your level of information retention. Make sure your family is with you. ...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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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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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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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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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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I'm looking for details on who in socal provides preconceptional counseling for high risk pregnancy?

I'm looking for details on who in socal provides preconceptional counseling for high risk pregnancy?

Info: One good source would be on the smfm website. It lists mfm's in your new area. That will help you choose hospitals with adequate resources for your care. The site is smfm.Org. ...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

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How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, that the centers for disease control and prevention require reporting for cases of hepatitis, gonorrhea or syphilis. In those cases, your name will be provided to the health department to follow up on treatment for you and any partners. ...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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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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What are some good questions to ask when considering an assisted living center for your elderly parent?

What are some good questions to ask when considering an assisted living center for your elderly parent?

Supervise Care-giver: Ask for credentials of clinical supervisor of alf, mode of supervision & monitoring of care-giving staff, modes of communication between staff & resident, communication lines with nearest of kin, criminal & background investigation of staff, st licensing & accreditation, familiarity w ombudsman, policies re drug prescription & administration & documentation, ratio of care-giover staff to residents. ...Read more

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What are coverage rules for dependents under the new health care reform law?

What are coverage rules for dependents under the new health care reform law?

Older age of coverag: The new law, termed the accountable health care act (called by its opponents obamacare) allows dependents currently receiving coverage to be on their parents policies until age 26 . Prior to this many ended at 18 if they were out of the house and others at age 21 no matter what. This is in jeopardy if the supreme court rules against it. This will be a major issue in the 2012 campaign. ...Read more

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Is consent of my mom required to go to planned parenthood?

Is consent of my mom required to go to planned parenthood?

Not needed.: You do not need parent permission to go to planned parenthood. It is always good to try and involve your parents in decisions that you make but you are able to go there without any permission. ...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