Understanding Parental Consent

The Parents’ Rights in Medical Decision-Making Act (the “Act”), I.C. § 32-1015, became law on July 1st, 2024. The Act states:

“Except as otherwise provided by court order, an individual shall not furnish a health care service or solicit to furnish a health care service to a minor child without obtaining the prior consent of the minor child’s parent.”

What is Parental Consent?

Parental consent is a legal requirement that you, as a parent, understand and agree to the medical treatment or medication your child may receive. According to Idaho Senate Bill 1329, this process involves providing you with information about the proposed treatment, including its benefits, risks, and alternatives. The exceptions, however, are court orders, emergency situations, and emancipations.

Why is Parental Consent Important?

  • Legal Requirement: It fulfills the legal requirement set by Idaho Senate Bill 1329 as of July 1, 2024.

What to Expect During the Parental Consent Process:

  • Review Blanket Consent Form: A ‘Blanket Consent’ form that covers potential treatments will be available to you to review and sign.
  • Changes: If you do not want to consent to all treatments outlined in the ‘Blanket Consent’, please speak with your provider during your visit to outline your wishes.
    • If there are modifications made on the ‘Blanket Consent’ form, the form will be considered invalid, and you will need to speak with your provider or fill out a new one.
  • Time to Decide: Parental Consent for Minors is required on or after July 1, 2024. If you would prefer to select specific treatment options with your child’s primary care provider, please make an appointment with us. Minors will not receive medical treatment or medications after July 1, 2024, without a parental consent form on file with Full Circle Health.  

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Scan your completed form and email to: Registration@fullcircleidaho.org
Or, drop off your completed form to any Full Circle Health clinic location during regular business hours.

For any further questions or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to assist you.

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