th                Confidentiality and Minor Consent  


                                                         Rebecca Gudeman, Senior Attorney with the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL)

  • When a teen is pregnant and or needs mental health counseling, who consents to that care?
  • How far can we go to ensure youth receive treatment?
  • When can youth refuse treatment?
  • Can students leave school for health care?
  • What are the related confidentiality and reporting obligations?

This workshop will review minor’s “right to consent” laws, including health services for pregnant and parenting youth and youth in the foster and juvenile justice system.  It will also review medical confidentiality laws, including parameters around sharing information with others, and will highlight tools professionals can use to explain these rules to youth and families.  Case scenarios will be presented for discussion.


  1. Identify situations in which an adolescent has the right to consent to care and control release of related health information.
  2. Explain consent and confidentiality rules to a minor and their family.
  3. Identify where to find support materials when questions arise.


Date:  Monday September 28th, 2015

Place:  Kings County Health Department

330 Campus Dr.

Building 5 Annex Building

Hanford, CA 93930

Time:  Registration is 12:30 to 1:00.  Presentation will be from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.  Light snacks will be provided.

Cost:  $25 per person.  No refunds, substitutions allowed.

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 7603 for 2.5 contact hours


Please click Confidentiality and Minor Consent Hanford CA to access registration form.



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