A social worker at a hospital was asked by the divorced non-custodial parent of a minor patient, to see his son’s medical record. The boy had been seen at the hospital emergency room twice in the past month for acute asthma crises. The social worker informed the father that he:
A. Could have access to his son’s medical record. B. Could have access only if the custodial parent provided a signed release. C. Could ask any questions or share his concerns and she would obtain the relevant information for him. D. Was required to fill out a form detailing what specifically he wanted to know before permission to see the record would be granted
The correct answer is "A". Parental rights are not determined by custody, and can be altered only via the court or a judge.