When may I treat a minor without parental consent?

A person under age 18 is considered a minor and generally may not consent to their own medical treatment without authorization from a parent, guardian or custodian. There are exceptions to this rule. In an emergency, the physician should try to obtain consent from a minor’s parent or surrogate, whenever possible; if that consent is obtained from a surrogate, then it should be documented.
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Malpractice and Risk Management

Medical Professional Liability Coverage
When choosing a malpractice insurance carrier, several issues should be discussed prior to making a decision. Some of these include:
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