Texas Minor Consent and Confidentiality Laws

Source: Adolescent Health Initiative
Date Published: 2018

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This handout outlines Texas laws around minor consent to care and the provision of confidential care. A parent or guardian must provide consent on behalf of a minor (under age 18) before health care services are provided, with several important exceptions. These exceptions are based on a minor’s status, the type of service requested, or the clinic’s funding source.

This resource was developed by the Adolescent Health Initiative and adapted in partnership with the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and People's Community Clinic.

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