The consent to the performance of medical or surgical care and procedure by a hospital
or by a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery executed by a married
person who is a minor, or by a pregnant woman who is a minor, on his or her behalf
or on behalf of any of his or her children, shall be valid and binding, and, for such
purposes, a married person who is a minor or a pregnant woman who is a minor shall
be deemed to have the same legal capacity to act and shall have the same powers and
obligations as has a person of legal age. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, an unmarried, pregnant minor may
give consent to the furnishing of hospital, medical and surgical care related to her
pregnancy or her child, although prior notification of a parent may be required pursuant to P.L.1999, c. 145 (C.9:17A-1.1 et al.) and such consent shall not be subject to disaffirmance because of minority. The consent of the parent or parents of an unmarried, pregnant minor shall not be
necessary in order to authorize hospital, medical and surgical care related to her
pregnancy or her child.
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