inform the legal guardian the surgeon will be in soon with the consent form to sign.
ask the legal guardian if one of the parents can come in to sign the consent.
check the client’s chart to see who signed consent forms in the past.
tell the surgeon that no parent is present to sign the consent.
Number 1 is correct.
Rationale: If a minor child is in the care of a legal guardian, the guardian has the right to sign medical consent forms. There is no need to require a parent to sign the consent instead or to check the chart for that information. A legal guardian retains the rights to make decisions for the minor child’s medical care.