There are occasional situations where surgeons have been able to contact family for consent prior to a surgery, but anesthesia cannot find parents or legal guardians to consent for anesthesia on the day of surgery. No discussion was had with any parents. But a good faith effort was put into trying to find them. Please see attached Hospital Policy explaining the Treatment of Minors.
Please click the following link for the UNC Hospitals Policy on Consenting a Minor: http://intranet.unchealthcare.org/intranet/policies/unc-hcs-policies-pdf-new-format/ADMIN0100%20pdf.pdf