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)
You will receive an electronic copy of the document immediately.
This document contains all introductory material and appendices from the full monograph and a summary of that state’s laws.
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Children’s Health Under Medicaid – A National Review of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment: 1999-2003. Perkins J, Stinnett A, Somers S, Olson K. Los Angeles, CA: National Health Law Program, 2005.
(Copies available through the National Health Law Program.)
The Center for Adolescent Health & the Law has produced: Policy Compendium on Confidential Health Services for Adolescents, Second Edition, 2005, edited by Madlyn C. Morreale, Amy J. Stinnett, and Emily C. Dowling and published by the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The Compendium contains excerpts from the official policies of 20 professional medical and health care organizations whose members are involved in the care of adolescents. The Compendium includes material drawn from organizational position statements; resolutions; position or policy papers; comments submitted in response to proposed regulations; testimony or letters submitted to Congress or the Administration; codes or principles of ethics; and other formal organizational practice guidelines. The material drawn from these formal policy documents is organized and analyzed according to such themes as the rationale for supporting confidential health care for the general population and for adolescents in particular; policies and procedures to protect confidentiality; the role of parents and guardians in adolescent health care; the importance of informing adolescents and parents about confidentiality protections and limits to those protections; policies about informed consent and confidentiality for specific services; confidentiality concerns for particular populations of adolescents; and statements about confidentiality in particular health care settings. The Compendium includes both verbatim quotes from the policy documents themselves and extensive tables analyzing the material. This second edition of Policy Compendium on Confidential Health Services for Adolescents, resulted from a collaboration between the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, the American Medical Association (AMA), and members of the AMA National Coalition on Adolescent Health and the AMA Educational Forum on Adolescent Health.
Table of Contents
Preface & Introduction (pdf)
Key Findings & Tables (pdf)
General Statements about the Importance of Confidentiality (pdf)
General Policy Statements that Address Adolescents’ Access to Confidential Health Care, Including the Roles of Parents and Guardians in Adolescent Health Care and Procedures to Safeguard Adolescents’ Confidentiality (pdf)
Policy Statements about Confidentiality Concerns for Particular Populations of Adolescents (pdf)
Adolescents who have run away, are homeless, or are living on the street Adolescents in state custody Adolescents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender Pregnant and parenting adolescents
Preventive health services Dental Services Contraception, pregnancy-related services, abortion, and other reproductive health services Testing and treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections Mental health and substance abuse services
Schools and school health centers College health services Emergency departments Managed care settings
Appendix A: Contact Information for Organizations Represented in this Compendium (pdf)
Appendix B: Index by Organization (pdf)
Appendix C: Significance of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for Health Care of Adolescents (pdf)
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Adolescent Health Care – Medicaid, Managed Care, and Health Care Reform: Lessons from the 1990s. English A, Perkins J, Teare C. Chapel Hill, NC: Center for Adolescent Health & the Law; Oakland, CA: National Center for Youth Law; and Los Angeles, CA: National Health Law Program, November 2004.
State Minor Consent Laws: A Summary, Second Edition. English A, Kenney KE. Chapel Hill, NC: Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, 2003.
Children’s Health Under Medicaid – A National Review of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment: 1997-1998. Stinnett A, Perkins J, Olson K. Los Angeles, CA: National Health Law Program, 2001.
(Copies available through the National Health Law Program.)
Adolescents in Public Health Insurance Programs: Medicaid and CHIP. English A, Morreale M, Stinnett A. Chapel Hill, NC: Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, December 1999.