5122-27-04 Consent for treatment.

(A) Each agency shall have policies and procedures for obtaining the written informed consent for treatment from the client or a legal guardian, as applicable; and in the instances of children and youth, from a parent or legal guardian/custodian, as applicable. Such policies shall address, as applicable, the treatment of persons in instances when obtaining prior consent for treatment is not feasible, e.g., crisis situations.

(B) In accordance with section 5122.04 of the Revised Code, mental health services, except for the use of medication, may be provided to minors fourteen years of age or older for not more than six sessions or thirty days whichever occurs first without a consent for treatment form signed by the minor's parent or guardian.

(C) Documentation of consent for treatment, refusal to consent, or withdrawal of consent, shall be kept in the individual client record.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/29/2010 and 11/29/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5119.06(A)(8), 5119.61(A), 5119.611(C)
Rule Amplifies: 5119.06(A)(8), 5119.61(A), 5119.611(C)
Prior Effective Dates: 9/4/03