Connecticut General Statutes Title 19A. Public Health and Well-Being § 19a-592. Testing and treatment of minor for HIV or AIDS. Confidentiality. Liability for costs

(a) Any licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse may examine and provide treatment for human immunodeficiency virus infection, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome for a minor, only with the consent of the parents or guardian of the minor unless the physician or advanced practice registered nurse determines that notification of the parents or guardian of the minor will result in treatment being denied or the physician or advanced practice registered nurse determines the minor will not seek, pursue or continue treatment if the parents or guardian are notified and the minor requests that his or her parents or guardian not be notified.  The physician or advanced practice registered nurse shall fully document the reasons for the determination to provide treatment without the consent or notification of the parents or guardian of the minor and shall include such documentation, signed by the minor, in the minor's clinical record.  The fact of consultation, examination and treatment of a minor under the provisions of this section shall be confidential and shall not be divulged without the minor's consent, including the sending of a bill for the services to any person other than the minor until the physician or advanced practice registered nurse consults with the minor regarding the sending of a bill.

(b) A minor shall be personally liable for all costs and expenses for services afforded the minor at his or her request under this section.


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