A minor may consent to the minor's medical care or dental care if the minor is 15 years of age or older, the minor is living separate and apart from the minor's parents, the minor is managing the minor's own financial affairs. A physician and surgeon or dentist may advise the minor's parent of the treatment given or needed if they have reason to know the whereabouts of the parent.
The child's counsel is charged with the representation of the child's best interests and is to gather facts and present those facts to the court. The child's counsel shall have the right to access to the child's medical, dental, mental health, and other health care records, and the right to interview, caretakers, health care providers, mental health professionals, and anyone who has assessed the child or provided care to the child. The release of this information to counsel shall not constitute a waiver of the confidentiality of the reports.
A minor who is 12 years of age or older and who is alleged to have been raped may consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the condition and the collection of medical evidence with regard to the alleged rape.
A minor who is alleged to have been sexually assaulted may consent to medical care related to the diagnosis and treatment of the condition, and to the collection of medical evidence with regard to the alleged sexual assault. The health care provider shall attempt to contact the minor's parents and shall note in the minor's treatment record the date and time of the attempt whether the attempt was successful or unsuccessful.
A minor who is 12 years of age or older and who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease may consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease.
The treatment plan of a minor for drug and alcohol abuse shall include the involvement of the minor's parent or guardian, if appropriate, as determined by the professional person or treatment facility treating the minor.
When a parent or legal guardian has sought the medical care and counseling for a drug- or alcohol-related problem of a minor child, the physician shall disclose medical information concerning the care to the minor's parent or legal guardian upon his or her request, even if the minor child does not consent to disclosure, without liability for the disclosure.