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Consent to Treatment when parents are divorced

Consent for the Treatment of Minors with Divorced Parents " When parents are battling over custody issues, therapists are sometimes used as pawns in an effort for one parent to "win" over the other parent. Don't let this happen! Always make an effort to communicate equally with both parents regarding their child's treatment. Seek the consent of both parents, even if the custody order doesn't require it. Always acquire, read and retain a copy of the most recent custody order for your records. " http://www.camft.org/ScriptContent/CAMFTarticles/ConsentIssues/Consent_Treatment.htm HIPAA Facts: Parent and Minor Rights Minors in Confidentiality FAQ on Services to Minors of Divorced Parents (North Carolina) NASW Child Custody and Consent to Treatment Whenever working with children, consider the following: 1.Be familiar with your state laws and regulations. Some states allow minors to give informed consent if they have reached a certain age or un