Many of you have recently attended our Parents With Questions webinar on whether children can consent to medical procedures, absent their parents. We discussed:
👉 What does the Law say? What is the concept of a 'mature minor' and when does it apply?
👉 The administration of medical procedures in schools, and whether parents must provide their consent first; and
👉 What if a child is administered a medical procedure in the absence of parental consent?
If you missed it, you can re-watch it below:
Here are some follow-up resources which you may be interested in:
A template letter which, if applicable to your situation, you might choose to send to your child’s school. Please pay careful attention to the disclaimer on this letter.
A memo which gives a detailed historical and legal background on the concept of “informed consent” in Australia.
A letter we sent to the Ministers for Education in Australia which explains the law of consent in relation to children.