*Required if client is a minor or legally incompetent. The Florida Statutes provide that DCF may consent to the medical care or treatment of any minor committed to it or in its custody when the person who has the power to consent as otherwise provided by law (i.e., the parents) cannot be contacted and the person has not expressly objected to such consent. Section 743.0645(3), Florida Statutes. DCF Rules further provide that DCF should make a reasonable attempt to contact the parents for consent, but if they are unsuccessful, they may consent as stated above. Rule 6C5-13.016 (3), Florida Administrative Code. If the parent has expressly objected, a court-order may be obtained.
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