Children's Rights

All patients, regardless of age, have rights. Pediatric patients have the following special rights.

  • Children will not be subjected to any medical treatment without prior consent from a parent, legal guardian, or the court system. The only exception to this is in the event of an emergency, when treatment would begin immediately.
  • Children have the right to have their parent or legal guardian serve as their advocate.
  • Children have the right, during their hospitalization, to socialization and age appropriate emotional support.
  • Children have the right to continue their educational endeavors while hospitalized. However, the Hospital does not provide teachers or tutors.

Please contact your medical social worker for assistance or more information.

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