Law & Ethics: Consent For Treatment Of Minors

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When someone asks you to treat a minor what steps should you take as a best practice?
    • A. 

      Determine the minor’s age

    • B. 

      Determine how a person requesting treatment on the minor’s behalf is related to the minor

    • C. 

      Ask for any relevant custody documents

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    When can a therapist see a minor without the consent of his or her parent?
    • A. 

      When a minor is 12 years of age and older and the clinician deems the minor mature enough to intelligently participate in therapy

    • B. 

      When a minor is 12 years of age and older, the clinician deems the minor mature enough to intelligently participate in therapy, and the minor would present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to self or to others without the mental health treatment or counseling or residential shelter services

    • C. 

      When a minor is 12 years of age and older, the clinician deems the minor mature enough to intelligently participate in therapy, and the minor is the alleged victim of incest or child abuse

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    When a minor consents to his or her own treatment who is liable for payment?
    • A. 

      The parent(s)

    • B. 

      The guardian(s)

    • C. 

      The minor

    • D. 

      The parent(s) or guardian(s) and the minor

  • 4. 
    Who, other than a minor, may consent for a minor’s treatment?
    • A. 

      A foster parent

    • B. 

      An adoptive parent

    • C. 

      A biological mother or father

    • D. 

      B & C

    • E. 

      A Step Parent

  • 5. 
    What type of custody is relevant to determining who may consent for a minor’s treatment?
    • A. 

      Legal custody

    • B. 

      Physical custody

    • C. 

      Legal and physical custody

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