Age of consent for medical trt per our state is 16 years and above, emancipated minors so we treat them as they can sign the consent forms for most trt. If they need any surgical consents or an admission etc- parental consent is reqd. Less than 16 years- parental consent is needed after medical screening deems it non emergent. In case parents/ guardians are not with the pt we take telephonic consent with 2 witnesses..
We try to obtain the telephonic consent first for all patients less than 18 yrs without their legal guardian/ parents as that streamlines the registration process and ensures consistency..
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On Apr 23, 2013, at 3:26 PM, Mike Falk <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Anything sti related or relating to reproductive health is allowed under New York law. Doesn't matter if symptom free (ie pregnancy concern or worried about sti).
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> On Apr 23, 2013, at 2:48 PM, Gill Winnik <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> To complicate the issue: would you see and test the teen ager who shows up because he/she is worried about an STI although totally asymptomaric, and just wants to be checked
>> Note that in NY we are now mandated to recommend HIV screening to any child older than 13y
>> If you do, how do you handle billing?
>> On Apr 23, 2013, at 8:02 AM, "Marty Herman" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> If the kid is not emancipated and you can't reach a parent after medical screening determines there is not an emergency we tell them we can't see them. I have been that if you do without permission ( verbal telephonic or otherwise from a responsible adult) you may be charged with assault and battery, if the parent wants to press charges. you can't treat aminor witohut permission.unless there is a life or limb emergency..
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>>>> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:53:02 -0400
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>>>> Subject: mature minors
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>>>> How does everyone approach the under 18 year old who comes to the ED alone for a problem that is not covered by the usual confidentiality exceptions (ie STD care)?
>>>> Assuming you have done the required medical screening exam and have determined that there is not an immediate emergency, and that the parents are not available, do you refuse to provide any treatment at that point? Do you document that you tried to contact the parents and then provide care (ie-pain management for a toothache, antibiotics for a minor infection, etc.) (Let's assume the patient is over the age of 16).
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