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I have a teenage daughter that was treated at an obgyn

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I have a teenage daughter that was treated at an obgyn office for pregnancy..they didn't notify me as the parent until they accrued $3000.00 in fees. Is it legal to treat a m inot without perantal consent in the state of arizona.. I didn't find out she was preagnant until a few weeks ago.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no. also I don't know if she sought medical help there when something could have still been done to stop another teenage pregnancy
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: thats the overview so far.. I talked to the office girl and she said they would change their policy but that doesn't help this situation now
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Attorney2 replied 11 months ago.

Welcome to JA and thank you for your question. I am an Arizona licensed Attorney and it will be my pleasure to assist you.

Expert:  Attorney2 replied 11 months ago.

How old is your daughter? What did they do as far as treatment?

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Expert:  Law Tutor, Esq replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Law Tutor, Esq replied 11 months ago.

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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