Course Information

Release Date: 10/01/2023

Expiration Date: 10/01/2026

Approximate Duration: 0.5 hour

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Description: Adolescence is a time of change and exploration in the life of all young people. Certain children mature faster than others, and this can lead to confusion among health care professionals about whether a minor may be able to manage their own medical treatment. This article attempts to present some of the issues, resolve confusion, and provide risk reduction strategies to help healthcare providers appropriately guide and care for adolescent patients and their parents.

Objectives: By reviewing medical professional liability claims and/or emerging topics in healthcare risk management, this enduring material series will support your ability to:

  • Assess your practice for risk exposures, and
  • Apply risk management best practices that increase patient safety and reduce medical professional liability claims.

Target Audience:

All physicians, advanced practice professionals, staff, and administrators.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of NORCAL Insurance Company and ProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc. The NORCAL Insurance Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NORCAL Insurance Company designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NORCAL Group, now part of ProAssurance, includes NORCAL Insurance Company and its affiliated companies. 

Premium Credit

You may be eligible for a premium credit by completing this course. Contact your insurance representative to learn more.


As an ACCME accredited provider, NORCAL Insurance Company requires planners, reviewers, or authors who influence or control the content of a CME activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies that they have had over the 24 months preceding publication of the content. Any identified conflicts of interest are resolved prior to the commencement of the activity.

Individuals involved in the planning, reviewing or execution of this activity have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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