East Calder Medical Practice

Consent for treatment of children

The practice conforms to the current Children’s Act. Access to the Children (Scotland) Act 1995

Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991 (c. 50) states that:
“A person under the age of 16 years shall have legal capacity to consent on his or her own behalf to any surgical, medical or dental procedure or treatment where, in the opinion of a qualified medical practitioner attending him, he is capable of understanding the nature and possible consequences of the procedure or treatment.”

 

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