Chapter 2
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Duties for the Attorney Ad Litem

Teenage girl smilingTexas law requires Attorneys Ad Litem to advise youth who are 16 years of age and older of their right to ask the court to authorize the youth to be his or her own medical consenter under Section 266.010 of the Family Code

  • The youth must take the DFPS approved Medical Consent Training.
  • The youth must still provide medical information to the CPS caseworker, and is expected to make medical decisions in his or her best interest.