Consent. A child 12 years of age or older who is found
to be drug dependent by two or more physicians may give their consent to the
furnishing of hospital and medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment
of such drug dependency. The consent of the Department is not necessary to
authorize hospital or medical care related to drug dependency of any child 12
years of age or older in the Department's care or custody, or any child for
whom the Department has been appointed guardian. See M.G.L. c.
112, § 12E.
Consent by Department or Parent. If a medical provider
refuses to treat a child without parental or Department consent, or if a child
refuses to consent or is not able to consent to medical or hospital care
related to the diagnosis or treatment of drug dependency, the Department may
consent; provided that the Department shall not consent to the administration
of antipsychotic medication or shock therapy or any other extraordinary medical
treatment for diagnosis or treatment of drug dependency.