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Children and consent to health care

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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.

What you should know

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in June 2018
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Katherine LeReverend, Ministry of Attorney General, Legal Services Branch

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.

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