Tag: medical decisions

Can a child obtain medical treatment without parental consent?

Can a child obtain medical treatment without parental consent?

More and more, doctors are asking parents of children or teens to leave the room so the doctor can speak privately with the child. While the parent or the child can insist that the parent stays, being asked to step out raises a question in the mind of most parents: “Can my child even legally […]

What does CPS ask children in an interview?

What does CPS ask children in an interview?

Have you ever wondered what questions child protective services (CPS) asks children when they conduct an investigation? Across the country, most CPS investigations begin the same way: a social worker asks (or demands) to talk to the parents, privately interview the children, and inspect the home. In almost every case we handle, when the social […]

Member Story: Helping Oregon Parents Access Their Child’s Medical Information

A member family from Oregon recently contacted us after their child, a minor, visited the doctor. While there, the child was asked to sign a document entitled “Limited Disclosure Authorization.” The document authorized the doctor to disclose a limited amount of the child’s medical information to the parents. Of course, this document raised a question […]

Doctor Reports Mom to CPS for Feeding Goat Milk to Her Baby

Doctor Reports Mom to CPS for Feeding Goat Milk to Her Baby

When her newborn son Carson did not take to breastfeeding, Alorah Gellerson began feeding him a vitamin-fortified goat milk baby formula. When her doctor found out, the doctor reported Mrs. Gellerson to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. CPS then got involved. She came in and threatened to take him away and put […]

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