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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: June 12, 2023 10:44 AM
From: Representative Barbara Gleim
To: All House members
Subject: Minor Consent to Treat
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation which will increase the age of minor consent to treat for medical, dental and mental health from 14 years of age to 16 years of age. In addition, the legislation would also have an exemption for special need individuals who may not be capable of making important medical decisions on their own without parental guidance.

While I understand our young people certainly become more independent as they mature through their high school years, I strongly believe parents should still have some involvement and oversight when it comes to important medical decisions, especially for special needs minors.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB1537