Parents vs The State


2020 March. Kids First Parent Association of Canada – legal analysis (PDF): “BC Infants Act Amendments Related to Parental Consent to Medical Treatment

The state against parents: How ‘mature minor’ consent came into BC law – evidence from the BC Hansard records and from amendments to the Infants Act.

This paper includes:

  • the 1973 and 1992 amendments to the Infants Act which originated in the 1660s in England under Charles II
  • the  as well as the Hansard (legislation debates) record related to the amendments
  • commentary on this process from the view of parents and children’s Charter and human rights, and the democratic process.

 mature minor consent/Infants Act, legal, KF commentary