Section 1 - Legal Requirements for Medical Consenters

How Do You Become a Medical Consenter ?(Cont'd)

  • When DFPS has the authority to consent to medical care for a child, a CPS caseworker chooses a medical consenter. This is usually the child's live-in caregiver.
  • The caseworker gives each medical consenter Form 2085-B (Designation of Medical Consenter) along with other paperwork when the child is placed.
  • DFPS picks both a primary and a backup medical consenter.