mature minor rule


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mature minor rule

Any of the regulations in some states that allow the practitioner to treat minors without parental consent if the minor is deemed to be capable of understanding the nature and consequences of the treatment and if the treatment is of benefit to the minor.
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If legislative reform cannot be achieved, then pro-choice groups could try to find cases to take to court to get the courts in each province or territory to embrace the common law mature minor rule and, in the face of a rejection of the common law rule or the adoption of a limited mature minor rule (i.
It is probable that courts in other states, when and if the question is before them, will similarly find that the mature minor rule applies.
Some states, for example, have adopted the so-called mature minor rule.