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Children and Consent to Health Care

Children and Consent to Health Care

In BC, a child under age 19 may consent to their own health care, if the child is “capable”. Learn what this means and other issues of health care consent.

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People's Law School
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medical treatment, consent to medical care, children's rights, rights of teens, medical emergency, doctors & health care providers, Dial-A-Law