Current law allows minors to consent to treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but not to preventative care for STIs. This is a barrier to minors seeking the HPV vaccine and other methods of prevention of STIs who cannot or will not obtain parental consent. This bill would allow a minor who is 12 years of age or older to consent to medical care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease. CMA policy supports legislation to allow patients 12 through 17 years of age to obtain vaccines to prevent sexually transmitted infections without parental consent if it is not possible for the physician to discuss the matter with the parent.
AB 499 (Atkins) Minor Consent for Prevention of STIs
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Signed by the governor.
CMA Position Support
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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