What is the name of your state? MI
My 17 year old son cut the end of his finger off last week at work and he was taken to a Concentra clinic for care. While en route he called and my Wife and I met him there as he was singing in. When the "nurse" came to take him back, my Wife and I were told to sit down and that they would come to get us in a moment. After 10 minutes or so, my Wife began to get concerned with why we had not been asked to come back to see the procedure and I flagged the nurse down. When the nurse came to the desk she was on her cell phone and asked us to wait. By the time she was off her phone my son walked out from the exam area with his hand bandaged. When I questioned the PA who treated him about what he had done he rudely told me "you can ask you son and he will explain it." I then asked if it was the policy of the clinic to treat minors without parental consent and not allow the parents to see the medical care that the child is receiving. The PA responded by telling me that it was their policy to not allow parents to see the care and that I must sign a document attesting to my son's care. I did not sign the waiver and we promptly left and took him to a proper emergency room to be sure that he had received appropriate care.
Is what happened here legal? Can a clinic refuse to let the parents see what is being done to their minor child and can they treat him without our consent even though we were present?What is the name of your state?