CHA News Article

2011 Edition of Minors & Health Care Law Now Available
A handbook on consent for treatment of infants, children & adolescents

CHA’s Minors & Health Care Law explains all state and federal laws related to consent for the treatment of infants, children and adolescents, and answers the questions “Who can legally give consent for treatment of a minor?” and “When can a minor consent to his/her own treatment?”

The manual also covers the release of patient information, refusal of treatment, maternity/newborn issues, access to medical records, child-abuse reporting and other consent topics.

The new edition has been enhanced and updated by Lois Richardson, Esq., CHA vice president, legal publications and education, to reflect all changes in consent law through January 2011. The manual now includes an updated discussion on minors’ privacy rights, the expanded ability for minors to consent to their own outpatient mental health treatment and related confidentiality issues. In addition, it includes a CD with more than 40 forms, many in Spanish.

To order the manual, visit