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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The mature minor rule remains in effect through common law in some states and has been codified in legislation in others.
The Court of Appeal decided that the mature minor rule did not apply because it had been replaced by the legislation.
85) In some provinces, cases and/or legislation have established a mature minor rule at common law.