Guidelines for Providing Medical Consents for Children in Foster Care
The Guidelines for Providing Medical Consents for Children in Foster Care draft policy sets forth conditions under which parents, foster parents, provider agencies, Children’s Services, or youth may provide consent for medical, dental and hospital services; and identifies special situations or exceptions in which a provider agency may not provide consent. When finalized, this policy will replace Procedure 102/Bulletin 99-1 (Amended), Guidelines for Providing Medical Consents for Children in Foster Care, dated 10/18/99.
Consent to Withhold or Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatment
The Consent to Withhold or Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatment draft policy clarifies Children’s Services and provider agency responsibilities when legal consent to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment for a child in care with a potentially terminal health condition or illness is required. When finalized, this policy will replace the “Do Not Resuscitate” language in the Procedure 102/Bulletin 99-1 document referenced above.
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ACS Policy Unit
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The draft comment period will end Monday, May 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm.