Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

35 P.S. 10104

Summary Title

Unnecessary Minor Consent


Medical, dental, or health services can be provided to a minor without parental or legal guardian consent when, in the provider's judgment, an attempt to obtain consent would result in an increased risk to the minor's health.

Full Title

When Consent Unnecessary

Full Text

Medical, dental and health services may be rendered to minors of any age without the consent of a parent or legal guardian when, in the physician's judgment, an attempt to secure consent would result in delay of treatment which would increase the risk to the minor's life or health.