The laws surrounding teens and health care can be vague and confusing. Depending on the situation, teens have the right to make some health decisions on their own. Confidentiality and consent laws vary depending on the teen’s age and the treatment needed.
This booklet helps to clarify the often confusing and complicated laws that govern teens health care rights. Legal explanations are accompanied by examples of situations teens might face, as well as online and social service agency resources. Download the booklet in English or Spanish for free or purchase print copies.
You can also request a speaker to present to educators, medical staff, youth, parents, or others who need to know about teens’ rights, or check out our teaching resources for PowerPoint presentations, outlines, and other tools to help present information about teens’ medical rights.