Shock Medical Law: We Need to Have A “Short 5 Minute PRIVATE Conversation With Your Child”

Mac Slavo
June 5th, 2014

Do the government and its ancillaries have ownership over your child?

Do they have the power to detain and question a child without parental permission?

Apparently they think they do according to a new Michigan medical records access law which requires doctors to have a private conversation with minors when their parents bring them in for medical care.

This is the notice Christy Duffy saw posted at her physician’s office when she brought her 17-year old daughter in for a minor foot injury.

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When Mrs. Duffy returned home she penned the following public service announcement warning parents about what to expect the next time they visit their doctor:

Let’s get one thing straight: no doctor or nurse is going to sequester my children in an exam room and talk to them privately. Period. This public service announcement made necessary because of this sign, posted at the check-in counter of my doctor’s office.

I was there last week for an appointment for Amy. She hurt her foot, which makes dancing difficult, so we had to get that checked out. Amy is 17; I asked if this policy was in effect and if so, how could I opt out. The receptionist told me it’s a new law and there is no opting out. Working to keep my cool, I said, “I’m sure there is.” She said, “No, there isn’t.” At which point I asked if I needed to leave and go to the urgent care center because I was not submitting my daughter to such a conversation.

That did not go over well

The receptionist closed the window. Almost immediately, the office manager turned the corner and said, “Mrs. Duffy, may I speak with you?”

She said there was a new policy that would allow a child to access his/her medical records online and the child would be allowed to block a parent from viewing the website. The nurse would also inform my children that the doctor’s office is a safe place for them to receive information about STDs, HIV and birth control. That is what the nurse would be chatting about with my children without any pesky parental oversight.

I kindly informed her that no one would be talking with my children privately, and I needed to know how to opt out of this policy before bringing Amy back for her physical next month. (Yay for physicals! Amy is so excited.)

By this time, the doctor was ready to see Amy so I had to cut the conversation short because I was not letting my girl out of my eyesight or earshot. Not when it was clear that these people were angling to undermine my parental authority.

Does that sound a bit dramatic to you? It shouldn’t. Because that is exactly what they are trying to do.

Make sure this is crystal clear: what they want to do is talk to your child about sex and drugs (maybe rock and roll – who knows?) without your input. Is it really such a stretch to imagine that a doctor who does not value abstinence before marriage would encourage your daughters – as young as 12! – to receive birth control? Is it really such a stretch to imagine a nurse telling a young boy – because a 12 year old boy is a BOY – that she will give him condoms so he can be “safe”? Is this what you want told to your children without the ability to filter the info through your world view?

Should a doctor ever ask to speak to a child without a parent present? If he/she suspects abuse then of course. But short of evidence of abuse, a doctor should not need to speak to a child alone.

I am the Mom. I will pick who can talk to my kids about sex and drugs. And rock-n-roll for that matter.

Regardless what health care provider you choose, please know that no one has the right to remove you from your child’s exam room. Perhaps if more of us stood up for our rights as parents, this ludicrous undermining of parental authority might end.

We are living in a new America, one in which officials and their subordinates will stop at nothing to control every aspect of our lives, as well as those of our children.

They pass laws forcing medical providers to do their dirty work or risk losing their practice. They attempt to force parents to comply or risk losing their children to Child Protective Services.

These kinds of transgressions against personal liberty are being attempted on all levels.

In our school cafeterias children are having their lunches thrown away and being forced to purchase Obamafood pushed through by the First Lady via no-pay/no-food policies.

If your child is diagnosed with a medical condition like cancer and you opt out of traditional medical treatment for fear it will do more harm than good or because of religious reasons the government can usurp your parental rights, take your children and force them to receive experimental chemotherapy.

And, if it were up to the Justice Department, parents who choose to homeschool their children would be deemed criminals, or worse yet, terrorist enemies of the state.

With tens of thousands of laws on the books and more coming, it is only a matter of time before the government will have given themselves permission to do whatever they like with you… and your children.

And if you disagree, protest or fight, they have a heavily militarized domestic police force standing by and ready to rescue your children by kicking in your doors and flash-banging your baby’s crib.

This is the America of the 21st century.

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  • bfast

    “Make sure this is crystal clear: what they want to do is talk to your child about sex and drugs (maybe rock and roll – who knows?) without your input.”

    No. No! They can’t do a whole lot of sex ed in 5 minutes. Their purpose is to detect abuse. Now, I will grant you that some of these do-gooders have a pretty sorrowful definition of abuse. Some seem to think that a swat on the hiney deserves the calling of the national guard. However, I am sure you will agree that there is a line that some parents have crossed, a line like sexual abuse and extreme violence or physical deprivation (read “A child called ‘It'”) that deserves government intervention.

    Medical and mental health professionals ask the critical questions of your children all of the time without you or your children even really realizing that the questions have been asked. (I know, I am one.)

    It is very nice of the Michigan medical system to clarify what they have been doing already. (Most probably they can do a better job of it with clear time.) The downside of the system’s response is that the true victim will not be offered medical care because the parent perpetrator will be scared that their sins will find them out.

    • Miggy

      You are so wrong I don’t even know where to begin. I am not trying to be dis-respectful. The government has no business to pro-actively talk to a child without the parent present as a law. You are giving us the “save the kids” excuse.

      What you are saying when you start your line “I am sure you will agree” is government knows better than parents. I do not agree. People need to be free, bfast. Punish the wrongdoers but let the other 99% live there lives free from government.

      This is a terrible law and I am sure most parents will have none of it.

  • Jim

    This is the first step of seperation from the parents. It happens in all cattle herds. You still think your an individual instead of part of the herd and the property of the farmer/government who owns you and your offspring. After seperation the cattle will be raised and used in whatever manner the government chooses.

    The punch line to this joke is that you give them the authority to do this to you by complying like a good citizen and you can take back that authority anytime if you have a back bone but the longer you take to decide the harder it will be. Which are you, a good citizen or an individual human being granted rights and freedoms by your creator?