New york dating age laws
Common sense, prior agreements, sufficient documentation, and acting in the best interest of the patient must prevail. Clair, Associate Director - Operations Authorized by: Edward G.One in four adolescents reports physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse by a dating partner each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
However, all else failing, the EMS provider may remain responsible for providing care and/or transportation of a minor to a hospital.Additionally in § 9.41 it permits peace and police officers to 'direct the removal of any person to a hospital who is conducting himself in such a manner which is likely to result in serious harm to himself or others'.Other governmental agencies, such as law enforcement, mental health or corrections, may have legal definitions for individuals under eighteen that describe specific rights or responsibilities.So long as the individual is a minor, the presumption is that he or she is not emancipated and the burden of proof rests on the individual asserting it.The Mental Hygiene Law also addresses consent but for situations not usually within the scope of EMS.Careful assessment, decision making and documentation are key as is discussion and planning with other agencies.
— EMS providers must strike a balance between abandoning the patient and forcing care.
Medical, dental, health and hospital services may be rendered to persons of any age without the consent of a parent or legal guardian when, in the physician's judgment an emergency exists and the person is in immediate need of medical attention and an attempt to secure consent would result in delay of treatment which would increase the risk to the person's life or health.
In addition to these provisions for health care consent by 'emancipated' individuals, there are other statutory provisions for minors who are in military service or are seeking treatment for AIDS (PHL § 2781) and other sexually transmitted diseases (PHL § 2305).
Although it is easy to determine a legal definition of a minor, the responsibility to treat or release is a much more complex legal, ethical, social and public relations problem.
The nature of children and their special needs coupled with their inability to legally give informed consent, present special and unique matters for EMS personnel to consider and evaluate.
A minor, in New York State, is defined as a person who is under eighteen (18) years of age.