§ Mr. Freeman
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Parental consent to examination or treatment of a minor is not required in the following circumstances:
- 1. Where the child has reached age 16;
- 2. Where there is a medical emergency and parental consent is not obtainable;
- 3. Where a child has sufficient understanding of the treatment proposed to give consent on his or her own behalf. (It will be a matter of medical judgment as to whether any particular child has sufficient understanding).