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Case Study 4

CASE #4:

14-year-old girl presents to the emergency department, accompanied by her 10 month old daughter and boyfriend. The boyfriend is the child's father. Patient complains of severe lower abdominal pain, although she is afebrile, with normal laboratory values and normal vital signs. No cause of the pain is able to be delineated, and the plan is to take the girl to the operating room to perform a diagnostic laparoscopy. In this case, from whom should informed consent be obtained?

Patient's parents
Patient's boyfriend

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