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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

Consent of child to medical examination or treatment

Section 186 – Consent of child to medical examination or treatment

270.This section clarifies that, where a child is subject to an order that includes a condition requiring that a medical examination or treatment be arranged, the child’s ability to consent to or refuse medical examination or treatment is preserved in terms of the Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991.

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