Section 2 - Responsibilities of a Medical Consenter
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Help Your Child Understand the Medical Treatment (Cont'd)


  • You should give the child the opportunity to participate in his or her medical care and medical decisions.
  • Your goal should be to help prepare the child to ultimately make their own decisions when they are an adult.

As medical consenters, you are still responsible for making medical decisions for the child, but you must give the child the opportunity to participate in and understand the decisions made on his or her behalf.