Adolescent health

March 2011

Professional

Consent to medical treatment: the mature minor

Volume 40, No.3, March 2011 Pages 159-160

Sara Bird

Can children and young people consent to their own medical treatment? Consent issues involving children and young people are complex. This article examines the legal obligations of general practitioners when obtaining consent to medical treatment from patients who are less than 18 years of age.

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Correspondence afp@racgp.org.au

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