There are confidentiality questions on both sides of teen healthcare. Below are links to handouts and posters that can be used in clinics to better understand adolescents’ rights to confidentiality and minor consent.

Parent Handout
Teen Handout
Teen Poster

In addition, state-by-state information regarding adolescent rights can be found here.

If you would like a customizable version of these handouts, please contact us at:

(734) 998-2034
adolescenthealth@umich.edu

Minor Consent and Confidentiality

Adolescents view a lack of access to confidential care as a major barrier to seeking out healthcare services. We want to ensure that all providers and health service staff are well-informed about minor consent and confidentiality laws, policies and best practices in order to empower them to provide the best care possible for their adolescent patients.