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
  • HIV
  • Child and elder abuse and neglect reporting
  • Minors of dissolved marriages

If you have questions, please contact ISMS' Legal Division by email.

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