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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/caring-for-children-and-young-people/key-information/consenting-to-medical-examination-and-treatment/
Printed: 22/10/2019
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Consenting to medical examination and treatment

What's Important To Us

Whenever we are involved in decision making for or about a child or young person we need to act in a way that ensures decisions are made by the family whenever possible and that the child's best interests are at the heart of the decision making. Before a child in our care receives any medical examination or medical treatment it is important to ensure we obtain appropriate consent (at an age appropriate level) and keep the child or young person and their family well informed.