The Legal Authority of Mature Minors to Consent to General Medical Treatment

  title={The Legal Authority of Mature Minors to Consent to General Medical Treatment},
  author={Doriane Lambelet Coleman and Philip M. Rosoff},
  pages={786 - 793}
The nature and scope of mature adolescents’ legal authority to consent to general medical treatment without parental involvement is often misrepresented by commentators. This state of affairs is further complicated by the law itself, which has developed a broad “mature minor exception” to the general requirement of parental consent in abortion cases and which has additionally carved out numerous specific status-based and condition-based exceptions to that requirement. In these circumstances, it… 
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