Illinois Statutes Chapter 410. Public Health § 210/3.Situations where consent need not be obtained

§ 3.  (a) Where a hospital, a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, a chiropractic physician, a licensed optometrist, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse, or a licensed physician assistant renders emergency treatment or first aid or a licensed dentist renders emergency dental treatment to a minor, consent of the minor's parent or legal guardian need not be obtained if, in the sole opinion of the physician, chiropractic physician, optometrist, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, dentist, or hospital, the obtaining of consent is not reasonably feasible under the circumstances without adversely affecting the condition of such minor's health.

(b) Where a minor is the victim of a predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse or criminal sexual abuse, as provided in Sections 11-1.20 through 11-1.60 of the Criminal Code of 2012,   1 the consent of the minor's parent or legal guardian need not be obtained to authorize a hospital, physician, chiropractic physician, optometrist, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, or other medical personnel to furnish health care services or counseling related to the diagnosis or treatment of any disease or injury arising from such offense.  The minor may consent to such counseling, diagnosis or treatment as if the minor had reached his or her age of majority.  Such consent shall not be voidable, nor subject to later disaffirmance, because of minority.

1 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20 to 5/11-1.60.

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