Joint Commission on Health Care Addresses Minor Consent to Psychiatric Treatment

MedicaidExpansionMentalHealthThe Joint Commission on Health Care is tackling an issue that the members say is much more complex than it may first appear:  whether minors may voluntarily consent to inpatient psychiatric treatment WITHOUT the permission of their parents or guardians. With an estimated 930 minors impacted by this dilemma each year, the commission says the problem needs to be addressed.

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