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Consent for Minors/Emancipated Minors

Managing Professional Risks | The Consent Process
Consent for Minors/Emancipated Minors
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The rights of minor patients vary from state to state. Dentists need to be aware of when they can properly defer to an adolescent patient for information instead of requiring the parents to provide it. Dentists also need to be familiar with how to proceed in cases involving children of divorced parents and who has the authority to grant consent, as well as who has financial responsibility for the ...