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Educational and Medical Consent Laws

Educational and Medical Consent Laws

Nina Williams-Mbengue and Kyle Ramirez-Fry 3/17/2014

Many states have enacted educational consent and/or medical consent laws that allow kinship caregivers to enroll children in school and make other educational and health decisions on their behalf, with their parents’ consent and without having to obtain legal custody. The table below provides an overview of states with educational consent laws, medical consent laws, or both. In many states, these laws are combined into one statute.

State

Educational Consent

Medical Consent

Citation

Educational Citation

Medical Citation

Alabama

Ala. Code § 26-2A-7

 

 

Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona

 

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 8-514.05(C)

 

 

Arkansas

 

Ark. Code. Ann. § 20-9-602
Ark. Code. Ann. § 9-27-353

 

 

Arkansas          

California

 

Cal. [Welf. & Inst.] Code § 366.27

Cal. [Fam.] Code § 6550

Colorado

 

Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 25-4-1704

 

 

Connecticut

 

Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 10-253 (d)

Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 17a-93

Delaware

 

Del. Code Ann. tit. 14 § 202

Del. Code Ann. tit. 13 § 707

District of Columbia

 

D.C. Code § 16-4901(a)

 

 

Florida

 

Fla. Stat. Ann. § 743.0645

 

 

Georgia

Ga. Code Ann. § 19-9-124 et. Seq

 

 

Hawaii

 

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 302A-482

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 577-28

Idaho

 

Idaho Code Ann. § 39-4504

 

 

Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

Indiana

 

Ind. Code Ann. § 20-26-11-2

Ind. Code Ann. § 16-36-1-5(b)

Iowa

 

Iowa Code Ann. § 282.19 (et. Seq)

 

 

Kansas

 

Kan. Stat. Ann. § 38-137 (et. Seq)

 

 

Kentucky

 

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 27A.095

 

 

Louisiana

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 9:975

 

 

Maine

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland

 

Md. Code Ann. [Educ.] § 7-101

Md. Code Ann. [Health-Gen.] § 20-105(i)

Massachusetts

Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 201F § 2

 

 

Michigan

 

Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1148

 

 

Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

Mississippi

 

Miss. Code Ann. § 41-41-3

 

 

Missouri

 

Mo. Ann. Stat. § 431.061

 

 

Montana

 

Mont. Code Ann. § 20-5-503

Mont. Code Ann. § 40-6-502

Nebraska

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada

 

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 129.040

 

 

New Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey

 

N.J. Stat. Ann. § 18A:38-1

 

 

New Mexico

 

N.M. Stat. Ann. § 40-10B-15

 

 

New York

N.Y. [Gen. Oblig.] Law § 5-1551    (form)

N.Y. [Family Court Act] § 657

N.Y. [Pub. Health] § 2504

North Carolina

 

N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-366

N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 32A-31

North Dakota

 

N.D. Cent. Code § 23-12-13

 

 

Ohio

Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3109.69

 

 

Oklahoma

 

Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70 § 1-113

Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 10A § 1-3-101

Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania

 

11 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 2513

 

 

Rhode Island

 

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-64-1

 

 

South Carolina

 

S.C. Code Ann. § 59-63-32

S.C. Code Ann. § 44-26-60

South Dakota

 

S.D. Codified Laws § 13-28-10

S.D. Codified Laws § 34-12C-3

Tennessee

Tenn. Code Ann. § 34-6-304

Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-3003

Tenn. Code Ann.§ 34-6-216

Texas

 

Tex. [Educ.] Code Ann. § 25.001

Tex. [Fam.] Code Ann. § 32.001

Utah

 

Utah Code Ann. § 53A-2-202

Utah Code Ann. § 78B-3-406

Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia

 

Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-3

Va. Code Ann. § 54.1-2969

Washington

 

Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.225.220

Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 7.70.065

West Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin

 

Wis. Stat. Ann. § 48.375

 

 

Wyoming

Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 3-2-302

 

 

 

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