TABLE 1

Minor Consent Based on Legal Status: Categories of Legal Status That Permit Minors to Consent for Their Own Health Care in 1 or More States

Emancipated minor
Married minor
Minor in the armed services
Mature minor
Minor over a certain age
Minor living apart from parents
High school graduate
Pregnant minor
Minor parent
Incarcerated minor
  • Sources: English A, Kenney KE. State Minor Consent Laws: A Summary. 2nd ed. Chapel Hill, NC: Center for Adolescent Health and the Law; 2003 and English A. Minor Consent for Health Care in the States: A Table. Chapel Hill, NC: Center for Adolescent Health and the Law; 2007 (both available at www.cahl.org).