Parental Consent for Treatment Policy

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Summary

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: Health Services 
  • Date Established: 01/30/2020
  • Date Last Updated: 11/24/2020

Policy Statement

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

Responsibility

Parent or Guardian

Provide Health Services with a written consent for treatment

Procedure

Prior to making an appointment with 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.

Contact

For additional information, please contact:

Health Services

Student Life

University at Buffalo
Michael Hall, 3435 Main Street, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

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