TABLE B.4 Mature Minor Provisions

State

Mature Minor Status Events for Consenting to Health Care

Statute

Alabama

Pregnant

Code of Ala. § 22-8-4

 

Married

Code of Ala. § 22-8-4

 

Minor parent (may consent to child’s and own medical treatment)

Code of Ala. § 22-8-5

 

High school graduate

Code of Ala. § 22-8-4

 

Age 14+

Code of Ala. § 22-8-4

Alaska

Minor parent (may consent to child’s medical treatment)

Alaska Stat. § 25.20.025

 

Living apart from parents and managing own financial affairs

Alaska Stat. § 25.20.025

 

If parent cannot be contacted or withholds consent

Alaska Stat. § 25.20.025

Arizona

Married or divorced

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 44-132

 

Emancipated

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 44-132

 

Living apart from parents/homeless

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 44-132

Arkansas

Married

Ark. Code Ann. § 20-9-602

 

Unemancipated if of sufficient intelligence to appreciate consequences of medical treatment

Ark. Code Ann. § 20-9-602

 

Pregnant

Ark. Code Ann. § 20-9-602

 

Minor parent (may consent to child’s medical treatment)

Ark. Code Ann. § 20-9-602

 

Incarcerated

Ark. Code Ann. § 20-9-602

California

Pregnant

Calif. Fam. Code § 6925

 

Age 15 years old and living apart from parents and managing own financial affairs

Calif. Fam. Code § 6922

Colorado

Married

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-22-103

 

Minor parent (may consent to child’s medical treatment)

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-22-103

 

Living apart from parents and managing own financial affairs

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-22-103

Connecticut

Minor parent (may consent to child’s medical treatment)

Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 19a-285

Delaware

Married

13 Del. Code § 707

 

Pregnant (related to pregnancy)

13 Del. Code § 708

 

Minor parent (may consent to child’s medical treatment)

13 Del. Code § 707

District of Columbia

Minor parent (may consent to child’s medical treatment)

D.C.C. § 16-4901



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