Studentsí Rights vs. Parentsí Rights
February 9, 2006

Debate is growing over parental consent issues for teens who seek medical care during school hours. Some argue that young people have the right to privacy when it comes to their own health care, while others argue that the right of parents to know what sort of medical care their kids are seeking supersedes a minorís right to privacy. Do schools have the right and/or responsibility to notify parents when their child is seeking health care during school hours? Do parents have the right to know what sort of medical care their child is getting? As a society, where do we draw the line between the rights of minors and parents?