Your Patient is 17 and Married. Minor or Adult?
July 29, 2022
It can be a challenge to determine how to proceed when medical services are needed for a patient under the age of 18 and you do not have a parent's consent. ISMS offers a medical legal guide, Parental Powers/Minors, that covers how to navigate those situations and clarifies who is considered to be a minor under Illinois law.
The resource also covers these services and medical conditions:
- Medical and surgical services
- Birth control services
- Sexually transmitted diseases and chemical abuse
- Child and elder abuse and neglect reporting
- Minors of dissolved marriages
If you have questions, please contact ISMS' Legal Division by email.