Parental Consent for Treatment Policy

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New York State law requires the consent of a parent/guardian for medical care (reproductive and sexual health care excluded) of persons under 18 years of age.

Policy Information

  • Unit: Student Health Services 
  • Date Established: 01/30/2020
  • Date Last Updated: 09/15/2022

Policy Statement

If a student is younger than 18 years of age during their time as a UB student, a parent or guardian must provide written consent for treatment. Students under 18 cannot access health care from Student Health Services without a completed Parental Consent Form on file. This form must be completed if the student is under 18 years of age during their time as a UB student, even if the student will turn 18 during the academic year.


Parent or Guardian

Provide Student Health Services with a written consent for treatment


Prior to making an appointment with Student Health Services, or receiving any type of care, a parent or guardian of a student under the age of 18 years old must fill out the Written Consent Form and submit it via mail or fax.


For additional information, please contact:

University at Buffalo
4350 Maple Rd
Amherst, NY 14226

Phone: (716) 829-3316; Fax: (716) 829-2564