Yes the child is brought in as a patient for an unrelated complaint, and while in the hospital, a hospital employee witnesses the child be "verbally abused" by a parent, to the point where she is concerned for the child. It is brought to your attention. What do you do?
> On Feb 22, 2014, at 4:28 AM, Doc Holiday <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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 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 permission?
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