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Old 12-30-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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The other day I went to establish an OnLine Medical Records Access Account for myself and my daughters (9 & 7 yrs.). I was informed that I would only be able to access my childrens' medical records until they were 12 years old. After that I would need their "permission" to view their medical information due to their legal right to privacy! I was blown away! I assume this has to do with the "right" of girls to have abortions without their parents' notification as we live in California and this issue was recently on the ballot. (People were trying to overturn it but failed.) This is so incredible to me; especially since I was recently in getting a mammogram and noticed the sign that said that anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian! What in the he** is going on??? Is it just California or is this the same all over the country? I am really interested in hearing from other parents. If you live in California, were you aware of this? If you live out of state, do you know if its the same where you live? Does anyone else think this is the most absurd thing in the world??? I mean we're talking TWELVE YEARS OLD - not even sixteen!
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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I live in NM and as far as I know we can't access our kids records after 18. I know we recently changed insurances and they had to talk to my 20 yr old college student to change his doctor and they wouldn't talk to me at all about him.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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I live in NM and as far as I know we can't access our kids records after 18. I know we recently changed insurances and they had to talk to my 20 yr old college student to change his doctor and they wouldn't talk to me at all about him.
18...20...I can understand. They are of legal age. But, for a parent not to be able to access a 12 year old's medical information is outrageous, in my opinion!
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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That is shocking. 12 yo. Wow.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I completely disagree with this. My daughter is almost 12 years old and she is NOT able to make good decisions on even what she wears, nevermind her healthcare.

Its one thing if an individual child can present a reason to family court why she should not have her parents involved but to allow that across the board is insane.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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I completely disagree with this. My daughter is almost 12 years old and she is NOT able to make good decisions on even what she wears, nevermind her healthcare.

Its one thing if an individual child can present a reason to family court why she should not have her parents involved but to allow that across the board is insane.
I know and I would never have even known this if I hadn't tried to set up an online access account. I just wonder how many other parents are unaware of this ridiculous law? I see you are in Florida. Do you know what the law is there?
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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That has to be a california thing because I have never heard of anything so stupid in my life! Why is the government in California so stupid!!! They come up with the stupidest laws! I tell you! What is wrong with our society!
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:04 AM
 
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Illinois has the same law.

The government didn't pass these laws. You can thank the fine voters of both states (and I think there are others) for those laws.

Some folks don't research a ballot, but vote anyway.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:21 AM
 
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I completely disagree with this. My daughter is almost 12 years old and she is NOT able to make good decisions on even what she wears, nevermind her healthcare.

Its one thing if an individual child can present a reason to family court why she should not have her parents involved but to allow that across the board is insane.
I agree with you. A young woman might have a good reason to need her privacy, but to block all parents? My daughter is 12!
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I can see 16 being about the lowest age for this. By that time, they've taken on responsibilities, including driving and making decisions on classes to take in high school.
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