Reno, NV asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Nevada

Q: Can a doctor do a pregnancy test on a 11 year old without a parents knowledge or consent in Nevada?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: I can't speak for Nevada but as a general prinicpal the doctor may only do that which they are authorized to do by the patient or if a minor by the parents.

However when it comes to examination only (and non-invasive tests) Title X funding says no consent required for teens.

For an 11 year old it may be different. I'd suggest if you have a concern discuss it with the State Department of Health.

If you are asking is it malpractice, generally no.

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