Children and consent to medical treatment

Mathews, Benjamin P. (2010) Children and consent to medical treatment. In White, Benjamin P., McDonald, Fiona, & Willmott, Lindy (Eds.) Health Law in Australia. Thomson Lawbook Co., Sydney, New South Wales, pp. 113-147.

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This chapter deals with the law concerning children and consent to medical treatment. Where a child under the age of 18 requires medical treatment, issues arise as to who may lawfully consent to the treatment and under what circumstances. Depending on the circumstances, consent may be given by the child’s parent or guardian; the child; or a court. The chapter provides a thorough treatment of Australian law about these issues and circumstances.

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ID Code: 38013
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Law, Consent to children's medical treatment, Children, Medico-legal issues, Authority to consent to treatment
ISBN: 9780455226798
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Family Law (180113)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited.
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2010 04:47
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:34

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