Who is authorized to give consent for a 5-year-old in foster care?


•Parents or legal guardians are authorized to give consent for a child. Foster parents are considered legal guardians.

•For children in the foster care system, every effort is made to obtain consent from their parents or legal guardian (including a foster parent). If this is not possible, the court may grant a written order for the child's social worker to sign consent or can grant permission from the court itself for treatment.

•The other answers are incorrect.

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