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Consent to Medical Treatment by a Non-Parent

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Overview

The Texas Family Code, at Section 32.001, allows certain non-parents to consent to medical treatment of a minor child. Section 32.001 allows certain non-parents to consent to medical, dental, psychological, and surgical treatment of a child “when the person having the right to consent as otherwise provided by law [the natural parent] cannot be contacted and that person has not given actual notice to the contrary.” 

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