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38-123b. Consent by minor 16 or over to hospital, medical or surgical treatment or procedures. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, any minor sixteen (16) years of age or over, where no parent or guardian is immediately available, may give consent to the performance and furnishing of hospital, medical or surgical treatment or procedures and such consent shall not be subject to disaffirmance because of minority. The consent of a parent or guardian of such a minor shall not be necessary in order to authorize the proposed hospital, medical or surgical treatment or procedures.

History: L. 1969, ch. 220, ยง 1; July 1.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Emergency care of minors, see 65-2891.

Consent by minor for treatment of venereal disease, see 65-2892.

Consent by minor for treatment of drug abuse, misuse or addiction, see 65-2892a.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Applicability of this section to malpractice actions discussed in survey of Kansas tort law, 21 K.L.R. 117, 123 (1972).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Family planning services for minors; parental consent. 87-66.

Kansas healing arts act; consent of unemancipated immature minor. 91-43.

"Mature" minor has capacity to consent to outpatient mental health services. 2003-35.


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