At Inside Fitness, our goal is to partner with parents for healthy kids. We appreciate that child(ren) with divorced or separated parents may present with unique challenges, and we require parents to work with us through those challenges. This policy was developed to avoid any misunderstandings going forward.
When a minor child visits our office accompanied by either parent, we will assume that
parent has full legal custody and authority to make medical decisions for the child,
unless we are instructed otherwise, in writing, by a legal authority.
We need to depend on the child’s parents to communicate clearly with each other about the child’s health status and healthcare plans. Our general approach is to communicate our medical assessments and recommendations with the parent who accompanies the child to the office, or with the parent who contacts us by telephone.
We cannot take the responsibility of contacting each parent separately every time we see the child in the office or communicate with either of the parents. We are, however, happy to receive inquiries about the child’s health from either parent at any time.
We cannot mediate financial disputes between the two parents. When children visit our office, we hold the accompanying parent or guardian responsible for any payments required . Any disputes about reimbursement for medical expenses need to be settled between the parents privately.