Bourcet Stephane , Permingeat Jean-Michel – Legal aspects of the hospitalization of minors

In France, The hospitalization of minors is governed by several legislative and statutory texts which emphasize that decisions about hospitalization and care belong to the holder of parental authority. However, they also assert the principle, in keeping with the international agreement concerning the rights of the child, of the necessity of the minor’s assent to care and the preservation, in specific cases, of medical confidentiality.

Adolescence, septembre 2002, 20, 3, 574-554