TABLE 2

Minor Consent Based on Services: Categories of Health Care Services for Which Minors Are Allowed to Give Consent in 1 or More States

Pregnancy-related care
Contraceptive or family planning services
Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted or venereal disease
Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of reportable disease
HIV/AIDS testing and treatment
Drug or alcohol counseling and treatment
Outpatient mental health services
Examination, diagnosis, and treatment for sexual assault
  • 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).