Outpatient mental health: A minor age 14 or older may request and receive up to 12 outpatient sessions for four months of outpatient counseling (MCLA 330.1707).Regarding mental health hospitalization a minor may be hospitalized if a parent or agency requests hospitalization and the minor is found suitable for hospitalization (MCLA 330.1498). Prenatal and pregnancy-related health care: Minors may consent to prenatal and pregnancy-related care regardless of their marital status.
This is a legal status that lawmakers created for your protection.
We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor. 16 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age.
This is called the “age of consent.” These laws are meant to protect minors from being manipulated or forced into sex with older people. 10.“Minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 11.“Emergency Contraception,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 12.“Emergency Room Requirements To Offer/Provide Sexual Assault Survivors with Emergency Contraception.” Henry J.
Limits governing sexual contact between two minors vary from allowing two to four years' difference.
Some states, including Michigan and Georgia, set a definite age of consent.
For general information about emancipation, read the Articles.