Child Medical Consent FAQ United Kingdom
A child medical consent is used when you are unable to personally consent to your child's medical treatment. You should use a child medical consent when you are traveling without your children or in other situations where you will be leaving your children in the care of others.
A child medical consent is ideal for use when a child is being cared for by a babysitter, grandparents, other relatives, or other temporary guardians. With this authorization, the caregiver will be able to access medical care without delay, especially in emergency situations.
The following information is contained in a child medical consent:
A child medical consent is a document that shows health care personnel that parents have authorized another party to consent to their child's medical treatment. A child travel consent, on the other hand, is a document that shows authorities and foreign officials that a child has permission from parents or guardians to travel.
If your child will be traveling with individuals who are not the legal guardians of the child, you may want to consider preparing a child medical consent in addition to a child travel consent. LawDepots’s child travel consent comes with language that authorizes non-guardians to consent to emergency medical treatment when a guardian cannot be reached. However, if you would like to set out greater particulars on the type of treatment you are authorizing or health information relating to your child, it is best to also complete a child medical consent.
The child medical consent will be governed by the state where medical services may be sought. Normally this will be where the child resides at the time when the parent/guardian cannot give consent.
When choosing a guardian you should consider the following questions:
No. Authorization for medical consent to a temporary guardian does not revoke your parental rights.
LawDepot's child medical consent allows you to specify an end date on the form. If you specify an end date, the caregiver's authority will only extend to that date. However, if you do not wish to specify an end date, you can take back a temporary caregiver's responsibilities by telling the temporary caregiver your intentions. If you do this, you should also inform any medical personnel who were acting on the caregiver's authority.