Care of Children Act 2004

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38 Consent to abortion

(1)

If given by a female child (of whatever age), the following have the same effect as if she were of full age:

(a)

a consent to the carrying out on her of any medical or surgical procedure for the purpose of terminating her pregnancy by a person professionally qualified to carry it out; and

(b)

a refusal to consent to the carrying out on her of any procedure of that kind.

(2)

This section overrides section 36.

Compare: 1968 No 63 s 25A