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Teen Health Care Decisions: How Maturity and Social Policy Affect Four Hard Cases

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

ISBN: 978-1-78714-344-9, eISBN: 978-1-78714-343-2

ISSN: 1059-4337

Publication date: 10 May 2017

Abstract

Legal standards are based on minors’ evolving maturity, policy favoring decisions that follow medical advice, and policy supporting parental authority. This paper uses four hard cases to show how these considerations factor into legal rules.

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Harris, L.J. (2017), "Teen Health Care Decisions: How Maturity and Social Policy Affect Four Hard Cases", Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol. 72), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 185-217. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1059-433720170000072006

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