Maine Revised Statutes

§3292. Treatment of minors

An individual licensed under this chapter who renders medical care to a minor for treatment of venereal disease or abuse of drugs or alcohol or for the collection of sexual assault evidence through a sexual assault forensic examination is under no obligation to obtain the consent of the minor's parent or guardian or to inform the parent or guardian of the treatment. This section may not be construed to prohibit the licensed individual rendering the treatment from informing the parent or guardian. For purposes of this section, "abuse of drugs" means the use of drugs solely for their stimulant, depressant or hallucinogenic effect upon the higher functions of the central nervous system and not as a therapeutic agent recommended by a practitioner in the course of medical treatment. [1999, c. 90, §4 (AMD).]

1971, c. 591, §1 (NEW). 1973, c. 145, §3 (RPR). 1979, c. 96, §3 (AMD). 1993, c. 600, §A221 (AMD). 1999, c. 90, §4 (AMD).