Monday, April 18, 2016

Minor Consent

What happens if an EMT is called to a scene and the crew find that the patient is a minor. The EMT or Paramedic would need a Minor Consent. This is why it is important for a guardian of the child to have a note stating that the parents give consent to the guardian. 

It's important that the EMT obtain parent or legal guardian consent. If no parent or guardian is available then the concept of implied consent or emergency doctrine is use. What is an emergency doctrine? 

principle that allows individuals to take action in the face of a sudden or urgent need for aid, without being subject to normal standards of reasonable care. Also called imminent peril doctrine, or sudden peril doctrine.

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