Several state and federal consent laws impact the provision of health care to youth confined in secure facilities. Consent for treatment, from the administration of vaccines to sexually transmitted disease treatment, is complicated by legal requirements. Parental involvement for treatment consent can also create a challenge for providing health services. This workshop will identify areas of consent laws that impact the provision of health care to youth in secure settings.
- Define consent laws by minors' status and types of health services
- Recognize legal challenges and limitations to obtaining consent for health services in juvenile justice settings
- Discuss parental and court involvement in the consent process for justice-involved youth