Patients Care and Consent for Minors
It’s the intent behind this policy to make clear the legalities consent that is surrounding health care and/or the refusal of care by minors into the pre-hospital EMS environment.
Emergency healthcare Services (EMS)providers tend to be served with patients who’re considered for legal reasons become minors. The matter of supplying care and/or the individual’s straight to refuse care becomes a complex situation ems providers must deal with. Within the prehospital situation the matter in front of you isn’t often supplying care but alternatively the failure to take care of.
This might be defined because of the General Obligations Law В§ 1-202, Domestic Relations Law В§ 2 and Public Health Law В§ 2504. A person who is eighteen or older may give effective consent for health care under this section of Public Health Law.
Public Health Law В§ 2504