My response is more of what options can be exercised rather than legal
aspect (will call risk management for legalities). I will involve social
worker if parents are obstructive to one to one interview. The person who
witnessed abusive behavior should be filing with DHS.
Pramath Nath, MD
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Christopher Kelly <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Question for the group...
> 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
> Chris KellyMedical DirectorPediatric Emergency MedicineNY Methodist
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