Medical treatment for people aged under 18 years
Unlike adults, people under the age of 18 years (minors) are not presumed to have the decision-making capacity.
However, if a minor has the decision-making capacity to do so, they can:
- make a medical treatment decision
- make an advance directive
- appoint a support person.
A minor cannot appoint a medical treatment decision maker even if they have decision-making capacity to do so.