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I work for a group home as a live in Guardian for an 18yr old and a 17. if one of them contracted an STD with another person or vice versa. should i contact the parent of the person that doesnt live in the home that there might be a health risk there?
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Is either young adult (or both) mentally challenged? Do either/both have guardianship orders for them from the Court?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
We have a durable power of attorney for the client. If we have consent over the phone from the actual parent does that matter.Client is 18 and partner is 18 also.
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Client has no disability
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Client is in a transitional living group home from addiction
Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Thank you.
Just to clarify, both people are 18, correct? You told me one was 17. They are 18 - both are 18?
And this was not forced, but consensual. Correct?
Lastly - do either have any mental disability?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have two clients living in the house 18 and 17. One of them that's 18 and a another 18yr old had consensual relationship and one of them had a STD.My 18yr old client is diagnosed with depression but I'm not sure if anything else
Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

Thank you. Okay, I understand that the 18 year old (who has engaged in sexual activity) and the 17 year old are not under a guardianship order from the Court.

At this point, the client that has engaged in sexual activity is an adult. Someone in your situation cannot tell their parents about this (or, should not) because this may be a violation of their privacy (false light, invasion of privacy), unless the POA signed by the 18 year old specifically allows you to share such information with their parents.

It is the business' discretion whether or not to mention this to the 17 year old's parents. The problem here is that if there are only 2 people living there, by mentioning a general risk, the inference would be immediately made to the 18 year old as being the one with the STD - again a violation of their privacy and may be cause for suit (false light, invasion of privacy, etc). As such, this is at the business' discretion. It may be simply better to advise the 17 year old's parents that there is a "risk," but explain that due to privacy issues, nothing more can be said (so as not to inference the STD to the 18 year old, directly).

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Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!
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