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 Selected Resources from the MCH Community and the AYAH Center

Resources from the MCH Community

Several AYAH Professionals from a variety of settings (state MCH, universities, nonprofits, etc.) have developed useful AYAH Confidentiality resources — take a look! Do you have a resource you would like to share that isn’t listed below? Let us know and we will feature it as a follow-up in our next newsletter. Send your resources to

State Confidentiality Guides for Providers:

This table below includes examples of documents that have been developed in several states to communicate current adolescent consent and confidentiality laws to different audiences such as providers, parents, and educators. 


Consent & Confidentiality in Adolescent Health Care: A Guide for Arizona Health Care Providers


California Minor Consent and Confidentiality Laws


Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit


Understanding Minor Consent and Confidentiality in Colorado


Confidentiality & Explanation of Benefits: Protecting Patient Information in Third Party Billing


Maryland Minor Consent Laws


Michigan Laws Related to Right of a Minor to Obtain Health Care without Consent or Knowledge of Parents


Consent and Confidentiality: Providing Medical and Mental Health Services to Minors in Minnesota (Legal Guidelines for Professionals)


Minor Consent and Confidentiality in Mississippi



Adolescent Health: A Guide for Providers


Understanding Confidentiality: A Guide for Parents

Virtual Trainings on Adolescent Consent and Confidentiality for Health Care Providers:


National Reports & Briefs:

Selected Resources From the AYAH Center

  • Resources on Confidential Care (NAHIC): This toolkit page offers an assortment of resources on AYA consent and confidentiality, including brief reports on explanations of benefits and state-level readiness in California and New York State to fulfill confidentiality and consent policies.
  • Confidential Risk Assessment for Adolescent Sexual Health Services (SAHRC/Michigan State University): This webcast reviews the literature, laws, and guidelines on adolescent risk assessment and confidentiality, discusses practical ways to implement confidential risk screening in a clinical setting, and provides best practices for addressing risk behavior with patients and parents. 
  • Minor Consent & Confidentiality in Mississippi (MS First/MS Health Dept): This guide, developed by AYAH CoIIN state team members, is dedicated to addressing teen concerns about confidentiality laws, minor consent laws, and reporting responsibilities for health care providers to increase access to and use of youth-friendly health care in Mississippi.