In what appears to be a case of first impression, a Florida Appellate Court recently ruled that state law only requires one parent to sign off on surgery for a child. The divorcing parents were separated and had equal custody rights to their children. The mother gave consent for their 3 year old child to have adenoid and ear-tube surgery. The procedure had been previously scheduled for both children, but was canceled when the Husband called the doctor and objected. The Mother re-scheduled the surgery for the youngest child three months later and represented to the nurse that the parents had reached an agreement on the procedure. The husband, of course, alleged that his wife misrepresented his position.