Since we are a pediatric practice, we, by definition, take care of patients who are minors. As a policy, we require that an adult be present with EVERY patient under the age of 18 when he or she is seen in our office. We need to have written consent by every patient's mother and/or father as to whom may bring their child in the office in cases of well or sick visits - this consent is included in your initial registration packet. The "adult" must be over the age of 18 and designated on the Assigned Adult Representative form. Doing this during your initial registration removes any doubt that may come up later.