Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

35 P.S. 10105

Summary Title

Liability: Consent by a Minor


Consent given by a minor, who misrepresents their ability to consent to medical, dental, or health services without a guardian or parent, is considered effective when the medical professional or other person relied on it in good faith.

Full Title

Liability for Rendering Services

Full Text

The consent of a minor who professes to be, but is not a minor whose consent alone is effective to medical, dental and health services shall be deemed effective without the consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian, if the physician or other person relied in good faith upon the representations of the minor.