Section 1 - Legal Requirements for Medical Consenters
Who Is a Backup Medical Consenter?
- A backup medical consenter makes medical decisions for a child when the primary medical consenter can't. This may be a child's relative, CPS caseworker, child-placing agency case manager, or someone else.
- Shift staff at a general residential operation (other than emergency shelters) and employees of residential treatment centers cannot be backup medical consenters.
- A backup medical consenter must know the child well enough to make medical decisions, such as knowing the child's medical and case history, current medical condition, allergies, and medications.