Section 7 - Special Situations

Emergency Situations

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Emergencies happen, and consent by you is not always fast enough.

An example of such an emergency could be the child being a danger to him or herself or others and in need of urgent medical care.

  • Texas law allows a healthcare provider to treat a child in DFPS conservatorship (care) in an emergency without consent by DFPS or the authorized medical consenter. This law applies to a youth also.
  • The healthcare provider makes the decision about whether they can treat without consent.