big debate in ER today. 16 y/o preg in for general flu-like sx. Is she emancipated because she is preg or do you still need mother consent? I called mother anyway to cover myself but brought up debate. thanks.
I agree with morte, it will vary from state to state.
For example, in my state, North Carolina, pregnancy alone does not emancipate a minor child. As such, in the case the OP presented, parental consent is required. However, consent is not required for a non-emancipated minor
to "consent to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of (1) venereal diseases and other like diseases, (2) pregnancy, (3) abuse of controlled substances or alcohol, or (4) emotional disturbance. N.C. Gen. Stat. 90-21.5(a)."
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