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Children and Education

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Courtesy of NYCLU

On behalf of the NYCLU, the firm updated and redrafted a manual that outlines the rights and restrictions that apply under New York law when teenagers seek health care of all kinds. Teenagers, parents, teachers, social workers, and health care providers, among others, rely on the manual for answers to important questions such as: When are teenagers permitted to consent to care on their own? What confidentiality rules protect the health records of teens? When can teenagers independently obtain sensitive services such as reproductive or mental health care?

Since July 2018, 1,600 hard copies have been distributed, and 735 individuals have downloaded the manual online. The NYCLU is also translating the manual into Spanish for wider distribution.