Minor Consent and Delivery of Adolescent Vaccines. Ford CA, Skiles MP, English A, Cai J, Agans RP, Stokley S, Markowitz L, Koumans EH. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2014 Feb;54(2):183-189. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.07.028. Epub 2013 Sep 25.
Adolescent Consent for Vaccination: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, English A, Ford CA, Kahn JA, Kharbanda EO, Middleman AB. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013 Oct;53(4):550-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.07.039.
Retail Pharmacies and Adolescent Vaccination–An Exploration of Current Issues. Skiles MP, Cai J, English A, Ford CA. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2011 Jun;48(6):630-632. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.09.003. Epub 2011 Apr 22.
Increasing Adolescent Vaccination: Barriers and Strategies in the Context of Policy, Legal, and Financial Issues. Ford CA, English A, Davenport AF, Stinnett AJ. 44 Journal of Adolescent Health. 2009;44:568-574.
Protecting Confidentiality to Safeguard Adolescents’ Health: Finding Common Ground. Spear SJ, English A. Contraception. 2007 Aug;76(2):73-6. Epub 2007 Jun 22.
The Center for Adolescent Health & the Law has released the third edition of State Minor Consent Laws: A Summary! This landmark publication provides detailed information about the laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that allow minors to consent for their own health care. These laws have evolved over several decades and play a key role in adolescents’ access to a broad range of health care services that are important for protecting their health.
This 300 page monograph includes for each state a general overview of how the state’s laws address minor consent and a specific summary, with citations, of each relevant law. Some of the laws allow minors to consent for health care because they have a specific status – such as emancipated minor – and others allow minors to consent for specific health services – such as testing and treatment for sexually transmitted disease. The monograph also includes summaries of laws providing for confidentiality and disclosure of information related to the care for which minors are allowed to consent.
To accompany the specific state information, the monograph includes a detailed introduction with an overview of the legal framework for consent and confidentiality in adolescent health care, appendices with additional resources, and a chart containing an overview of minor consent laws in the states.
This monograph is an essential reference for health care professionals, lawyers, and other youth advocates and service providers working to increase access to health care for adolescents. It contains detailed, reliable, up-to-date legal information related to health care access for young people who are emancipated, homeless, married, or parents as well as laws related to contraception, pregnancy, STDs, HIV, drug and alcohol use, and outpatient mental health services.
State Minor Consent Laws: A Summary, 3rd Edition: $75.00 (introductory price)
You will receive an electronic copy of the document immediately, and a print copy within two weeks.
State Minor Consent Laws: A Summary, 3rd Edition Individual States: $35.00 (discounts available for more than one state)
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This document contains all introductory material and appendices from the full monograph and a summary of that state’s laws.
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Understanding Legal Aspects of Care. English A. In: Neinstein, L.S., ed. Handbook of Adolescent Health Care. New York: Walters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009, 74-78.
Legal Basis of Consent for Health Care and Vaccination for Adolescents. English A, Shaw FE, McCauley MM, Fishbein D. Pediatrics. 2008;121:S85-S87.
Understanding Legal Aspects of Care. English A. In Neinstein, L.S., ed. Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition. New York: Walters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008, 124-132.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Adolescents: Legal Rights and Policy Challenges. English A. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. 2007;18:571-581.