2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-216. (Formerly Sec. 19-89a). Examination and treatment of minor for venereal disease. Confidentiality. Liability for costs.

      Sec. 19a-216. (Formerly Sec. 19-89a). Examination and treatment of minor for venereal disease. Confidentiality. Liability for costs. (a) Any municipal health department, state institution or facility, licensed physician or public or private hospital or clinic, may examine and provide treatment for venereal disease for a minor, if the physician or facility is qualified to provide such examination and treatment. The consent of the parents or guardian of the minor shall not be a prerequisite to the examination and treatment. The physician in charge or other appropriate authority of the facility or the licensed physician concerned shall prescribe an appropriate course of treatment for the minor. The fact of consultation, examination and treatment of a minor under the provisions of this section shall be confidential and shall not be divulged by the facility or physician, including the sending of a bill for the services to any person other than the minor, except for purposes of reports under section 19a-215, and except that, if the minor is not more than twelve years of age, the facility or physician shall report the name, age and address of that minor to the Commissioner of Children and Families or his designee who shall proceed thereon as in reports under section 17a-101g.

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

      (1967, P.A. 206; 1969, P.A. 24; 1971, P.A. 858, S. 5; 1972, P.A. 257, S. 1; P.A. 73-205, S. 7; P.A. 74-251, S. 6; P.A. 75-420, S. 4, 6; P.A. 77-614, S. 521, 610; P.A. 82-43, S. 2; P.A. 90-209, S. 23; P.A. 93-91, S. 1, 2; P.A. 96-246, S. 29.)

      History: 1969 act allowed treatment for drug addiction or effects of controlled drug; 1971 act removed provision allowing treatments for drug addiction or effects of controlled drug; 1972 act included licensed physicians in provisions, allowed examination as well as treatment and added provisions re confidentiality of consultation, examination and treatment; P.A. 73-205 added exception to confidentiality provision where minor is not more than twelve years old; P.A. 74-251 allowed report of minor's name, age and address to welfare commissioner's designee in exception provision; P.A. 75-420 replaced welfare commissioner with commissioner of social services; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of social services with commissioner of human resources, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 82-43 required that physician's report be made to children and youth services commissioner rather than to human resources commissioner and substituted "the" for "such" where appearing; Sec. 19-89a transferred to Sec. 19a-216 in 1983; P.A. 90-209 added new Subsec. (b) re minor's liability for costs and expenses, containing provisions formerly found in repealed Sec. 19a-385; P.A. 93-91 substituted commissioner and department of children and families for commissioner and department of children and youth services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 96-246 amended Subsec. (a) by replacing reference to Sec. 17a-101 with Sec. 17a-101g.

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