Podcast #62: Pediatric Consent

Run Time: 4 minutes974f655c-eb69-4601-9c26-cc9231abbcd0

Author: Dr. Mark Kozlowski

Educational Pearls:

  • Treat any pediatric patient first, call parents later!
  • If a sixteen-year-old patient comes in to the ED for their child, the sixteen-year-old mother can consent to treatment of the child.
  • Emancipated minors can consent for themselves.
  • Minors can also consent for treatment for psychiatric related issues, drug abuse, pregnancy, STD check-up, or alcohol abuse.

Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/pediatric-consent/

References:  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/111/3/703

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