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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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This is because the underage participant cannot give legal consent to sex.
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.
Foucault makes clear that whatever affective relations exist between a child, who is given no age, and an adult, who remains unsituated in the narrative, cannot be explained adequately through the language of legal consent.
21) However, the legal consent must be provided by the parent or guardian concerned or other legally competent person.
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.
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.
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.
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 or not presymptomatic tests should be offered to those under the age of legal consent.