As a genera rue, New Mexico aw requires a minor who
seeks medica reamen o obain he consen o a paren
or guardian. Severa imporan excepions are described
beow. In he siuaions ouined in his card, a minor who
undersands he risks, benefs and proposed aernaives o
cerain heah services may give inormed consen wihou
he consen o a paren or guardian.
I a minor fs ino one o he oowing caegories, she/he
may consen oAll heahcare evauaion and reamen
wihou he consen o a paren or guardian:
• A minor who is married or has been married.
• A minor who serves in he armed orces.
• A minor who is age 16 or oder who has been egay
A minor may consen o confdenia amiy panning
services, incuding prescripion conracepives and
counseing, wihou parena consen or noifcaion.
Minors may obain and useEC wihou parena consen or
noifcaion.EC (aso known as he morning-aer pi or Pan
Btm) is a hormona orm o conracepion. Cinicians oerEC
up o 120 hours oowing inercourse; however,women are
Consisen wih a recenFDA decision, Pan Btm wi be avaiabe
“over-he-couner,” wihou a prescripion, or individuas
age 18 and oder, bu minors mus si obain a prescripion.
the NaionaECHoine (1-888-NOt-2-lAtE or www.no-
2-ae.com) oers inormaion onEC opions and providers.
Providers may sockEC in heir cinics and may wrie advance
prescripions or minors. Pharmaciss who receive specia
raining may prescribeEC o paiens, incuding minors.
Check wih individua pharmacies o deermine wheher any
o heir pharmaciss have auhoriy o prescribeEC o paiens.
A minor may consen o confdenia pregnancy esing
and prenaa, deivery and posnaa care wihou parena
consen or noifcaion.
A minor may consen o confdenia aborion services
wihou parena noifcaion or consen. A sae crimina
aw ha requires parena consen or aborion is no
curreny being enorced based on an opinion o he New
Mexico Aorney Genera.
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