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Who is Your Child's Medical Decision-Maker?

Safeguard your role as medical decision-maker in the life of your child. Parents' Rights in Education strongly urges you to take the necessary steps to protect your family from being asked probing and medically unrelated questions by their doctor. Choose your doctors wisely; talk to your children in advance about how they should answer questions that the doctor and government have no business asking. Be careful what school documents you sign. This would include School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) which fall under HIPAA rules. Oregon Certified SBHCs that do not provide reproductive services (ie: morning after pill, abortion) are required by law to refer minors to agencies that will provide them confidential reproductive services. In Oregon, minors of any age are allowed to access birth control-related information and services as well as treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) without parental consent. IS IT REALLY THE JOB OF YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROMOTE THIS? View Oregon Health Authority's Minor Rights: Access & Consent to Health Care at: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyPeopleFamilies/Youth/Documents/MinorConsent2012.pdf On a more national level, check out: http://nypost.com/2013/09/15/obamacare-will-question-your-sex-life/

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