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Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule provide rights for children to be treated without parental consent?


No. The Privacy Rule does not address consent to treatment, nor does it preempt or change State or other laws that address consent to treatment. The Rule addresses access to, and disclosure of, health information, not the underlying treatment.


Created 12/19/02


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Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013