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How old is your daughter? What did they do as far as treatment?
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The United States Supreme Court has held that parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing and education of their children. The Arizona Legislature passed the Parents’ Bill of Rights in 2010, which provides in addition to other things, that parents have the right to make healthcare decisions for their children and parents have the right to access and review all medical records related to their children. There are exceptions where parental permission is not required. For example, Arizona state law allows a minor to seek treatment for a sexually-transmitted disease or for substance abuse without parental consent or involvement. Also, there is no Arizona law that requires parental consent for prescription medications for minors, including contraceptives. Additionally, federal law permits minors to obtain birth control through federally-funded programs without parental permission. None of these exceptions appear to apply in your case. If the doctor was treating your daughter regarding pregnancy, it appears that parental consent should have been required. You may want to consult with an attorney in your area to see if you have a possible action against the doctor and the facility. I hope this helps.
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