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Posted by on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 6:44pm.

people have the right to refuse treatments in the United States of America

I know this...

but in the United States of America does a kid have the right to refuse treatment even if the rightful guardian of the kid insists that the kid receives treatment

by kid I mean a 16 year old kid...

Thanks!

  • Social Science - , Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 6:45pm

    This is medical treatment by the way...

  • Social Science - , Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 6:47pm

    No, he is under the age of 18, so therefore is not considered and adult and capable of making a decision like that for himself. His rightful guardian must decide...that is unless he is emancipated from his guardian(s) by a court of law. Which, by the way, is a very long and drawn out process...and usually denied.

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