parental consent


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

parental consent

Permission granted to a health care provider by a child's mother or father for health care services.
See also: consent
References in periodicals archive ?
Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia have laws that specifically authorize a pregnant minor to obtain prenatal care and delivery services without parental consent or notification.
Alberta law does not specify an age at which parental consent is no longer required.
As the rule currently stands, parental consent can be easily falsified by a child.
Petitioners added that disallowing spousal and parental consent will reduce HIV incidence through increased access to contraceptives.
Justice Leitch also agreed with Justice Schnall's refusal to exclude evidence that was collected by the police and authorities through videotaping the children without parental consent.
The appeals court's ruling reversed an earlier decision by US District Judge Spencer Letts, who dismissed the case after lawyers for the coroner's office argued that a 1983 law passed to facilitate organ transplantation allowed the coroner to procure the corneas without parental consent after autopsies in cases where they had "no knowledge of objection to their removal.
Furthermore, children in the BBBSA program can be matched up with homosexual mentors without parental consent.
obtaining verifiable parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child (certain exceptions include Web sites responding to a one-time request from a child)
To help stave off custody battles between individuals who had taken in presumed orphans and surviving parents, in April 1943 the Council of People's Commissariats (Sovnarkom) underscored that legal adoption without parental consent could only take place when documentation had been provided about the parents' deaths.
The Stevens opinion was based on the principles laid down in Danforth: It viewed the alternative to parental consent provided in the Massachusetts law--a lawsuit initiated by the minor--as inadequate because it gave the judge who heard the case an absolute veto over the minor's decision.

Full browser ?