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What is ‘consent by proxy’ for medical care?More children are being brought to pediatricians for nonurgent care by adults who are not their legal guardians. What can a pediatrician do to reduce his or her risk of liability when treating children with "consent by proxy"?
A Bioethicist’s Perspective: Why consent for newborn screening mattersA bioethicist discusses the history of newborn screenings and the serious reasons behind the need for informed consent.