Section 8 - Youth and Medical Consent

Responsibilities of the Caregiver of a Youth Medical Consenter

  • Even when a youth has court approval to make decisions about all or part of his or her own medical care, it should not be expected that the youth will be doing this completely on his or her own.
  • The caregiver and the CPS caseworker should still be involved and guide the youth in his or her medical care decisions.
  • Residential childcare providers and caregivers should help the youth access information about his or her medical conditions, tests, treatment, medications and support the youth in making informed decisions.