Miscellaneous

Do both parents have to consent to medical treatment?

Do both parents have to consent to medical treatment?

According to California law, each parent, acting alone, can consent to the mental health treatment of his or her minor child(ren). While it is generally advisable to seek the consent of both parents, therapists are not legally required to do so in cases where the parents’ marriage is intact.

Can a parent file a claim for a minor in a car accident?

So, if you are involved in a car accident with a minor who has little or no insurance coverage, you may be able to file a claim against a parent and collect from one or both policies up to the limit of your damages.

Can a parent know about an adult child’s health insurance?

And even though mom or dad may be footing the insurance premium and even for co-pays or co-insurance, they don’t have the right to know what medical services their adult children are seeking. (Parents do have a right to know about the care given to minor children.)

What happens if two parents carry insurance for their child?

Now, if the two spouses are divorced, the policy of the custodial parent is the primary cover. The divorce papers will state which spouse has the responsibility for ensuring healthcare.

What happens if a minor is a life insurance beneficiary?

Naming your minor child as the beneficiary involves naming them as the primary beneficiary on the policy. The significance of transferring the death benefit to your minor child is that you are directing the insurer to give money to an individual who is not considered to be legally responsible for himself.

Can a child live with a parent on a health insurance plan?

Living with parents: Your child doesn’t have to be living with you at the time you enroll them in your health insurance plan, provided they’ve lived with you long enough to meet the residency requirement. Marital status: your child is still eligible for coverage if he or she is married or has children.

So, if you are involved in a car accident with a minor who has little or no insurance coverage, you may be able to file a claim against a parent and collect from one or both policies up to the limit of your damages.

Can a child claim on an adult health plan?

But patient privacy rights can override your desire to know who’s claiming what on your health plan. “Adult children are most certainly worried about this lack of privacy, so much so that it causes many to not seek treatment at all,” says Andrew Schrage of Money Crashers.

When is a parent denied access to a child’s medical information?

Parental access would be denied when State or other law prohibits such access. If State or other applicable law is silent on a parent’s right of access in these cases, the licensed health care provider may exercise his or her professional judgment to the extent allowed by law to grant or deny parental access to the minor’s medical information.