Section 1 - Legal Requirements for Medical Consenters
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Who is a Medical Consenter?

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  • A medical consenter is the person that DFPS or the court appoints to make health care decisions for a child in the custody of DFPS.
  • A medical consenter is the person who decides whether or not to approve medical, dental, eye care and behavioral health (mental health) care for children in DFPS custody.