If the parents are divorced or separated, and it is known that one or the other
parent objects to a procedure proposed for their child, either the procedure
should not be done or:
A court authorization should be obtained.
Mature-minor rules should be applied.
The child should be treated as an emancipated minor.
A guardian should be appointed.
Mental capacity is generally determined by the:
Hospital ethics committee.
Next of kin.
It is advisable to involve parents in mature-minor decisions, especially when
______________________unless the state law expressly forbids it.
There is a likelihood of harm to the patient.
Substance abuse is involved.
Sexually transmitted diseases are diagnosed.
Dealing with the termination of pregnancies.
A married adult man, involved in an auto accident, is brought to the hospital in an
unconscious state. Who would health care providers be most likely to call first to
obtain substitute consent?
The patient's adult child.
His sister or brother.