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consent by a patient to undergo a medical or surgical treatment or to participate in an experiment after the patient understands the risks involved

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The guidelines for most conditions are applicable anywhere, although occasional subjects like how to achieve legal consent in paediatric surgery specifically cover laws in the UK.
Because the girl is younger than 18, she cannot give legal consent for sexual activity under Oregon law.
Researchers describe the purpose and procedures of a scientific research study with the goal of providing adequate disclosure for the legal consent of study participants.
After inspecting the exchanged messages, the court concluded that the crime was committed with the child's consent but decided against placing any blame on the child as those under 14 years of age cannot be deemed to have given legal consent.
Prosecutor Rosalind Scott Bell said Venter knew that the girl was only 14 and under the age of legal consent.
Where you waiting until she could give legal consent?" Rimmer replied: "I swear down on my daughter's life, which I would never swear down on, this is a load of baloney."
(21) However, the legal consent must be provided by the parent or guardian concerned or other legally competent person.
With the legal consent of their fathers, they were imprisoned and made to work for no pay in imitation of Mary Magdalene in wash houses, always exploited and in many cases sexually abused.
Under the common law, (judge-made law where cases are decided on the basis of prior decisions) a minor is allowed to give his or her own legal consent to treatment provided he or she has capacity.
Norsk Tillitsmann, on behalf of the bondholders, has tried to secure payment of it by seizing InterOil's shares in two subsidiaries, but it did not receive legal consent to do so.
Though the student was of legal consent age, Jennings was assailed by, among others, Karl Rove, who told Fox News host Sean Hannity in October that Jennings was "queering elementary school curricula"; Rush Limbaugh compared him to Roman Polanski, who pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl.
But frequently, the lines between teacher and student, adult and young adult, consent and legal consent get blurry, especially in an era when teens are sexually active and, according to the GLSEN, many lesbian and bisexual female adolescents now become aware of their sexual orientation between 8 and 11 years old.
Of great interest is the question of whether or not presymptomatic tests should he offered to those under the age of legal consent.
Of great interest to many health care providers, scientists, ethicists, and families is the question of whether presymptomatic tests should be offered to those under the age of legal consent.