Parent and Child Rights and Relationships

ORS 109.610
Right to care for certain sexually transmitted infections without parental consent


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a minor who may have come into contact with any sexually transmitted infection may give consent to the furnishing of hospital, medical or surgical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the sexually transmitted infection, if the sexually transmitted infection is one that is required by law or regulation adopted pursuant to law to be reported to a state or local health agency or officer. Consent given under this subsection may not be disaffirmed based on minority.


(a) The consent of a parent or legal guardian of a minor described in subsection (1) of this section is not required to authorize the care described in subsection (1) of this section.


A parent or legal guardian who does not consent to the care described in subsection (1) of this section is not liable for payment for the care provided under subsection (1) of this section. [Formerly 109.105; 1977 c.303 §1; 2012 c.26 §5; 2015 c.736 §48; 2019 c.456 §§1,1a]

(formerly 109.105)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Need for parental consent for commitment, (1972) Vol 35, p 1095

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 521 (1972); 70 OLR 651 (1991)

Chapter 109

Law Review Citations

12 WLJ 569-589 (1976)


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