This will be an interesting thread.
Before it begins, could I ask whether we are stating for the sake of it that the minor to whom you refer is the patient who's in your care?
I am 99% certain that this is what you meant, as this is a PEM list, but my practice is only about 25% PEM and I am quite certain the answer would be different if the child is not the patient, only in the company of the patient.
So please confirm.
> Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:26:04 -0500
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> Subject: Questioning a minor
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> Question for the groupů
> Does anyone know about the legalities of questioning a minor (lets say a 9 yr old) about the possibilities of parental abuse without that parent's consent to question them?
> If someone witnessed potentially abusive behavior of a child in your hospital and notified you, could you question the child without the parents permission?
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