Young people and consent to health care

Reference received: 14 August 2002

Report

Report 119: Young people and consent to health care [PDF, 1Mb], October 2008

Tabled in parliament: 24 March 2009

NSW Law Reform Commission Media Release - Clearer legislation for young people making decisions about their health care (23 February 2009)

​Seminar papers

​Michael Tilbury, " A difficult legal question"" (Consent to medical treatment by young people, S​ydney, 17 May 2004)

Aniano Luzung, " Will you tell my parents?" " (Consent to medical treatment by young people, Sydney, 17 May 2004)

Alex Apler, " Do the lawyers have any idea?" " (Consent to medical treatment by young people, Sydney, 17 May 2004)​

Issues papers

Issue paper 24 - Minors' consent to medical treatment June 2004

Terms of reference

To inquire into and to report on the laws relating to the consent of minors in New South Wales to medical treatment, with particular reference to:
(a) whether the rights and interests of minors and of parents and guardians are appropriately recognised;

(b) whether medical practitioners are adequately protected;

(c) whether codification and/or amendment of the law is necessary; and

(d) any related issue.

Note: See also Reference 66: Informed consent to medical treatment