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In alabama how old do you have to be to refuse medical treatment?

Asked by Mom2BDec2010 (2669points) November 9th, 2010
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Loried2008's avatar

Technically in Alabama you aren’t considered an adult until the age of 19; however, I believe if you can obtain a life insurance policy at 18 that would mean you could refuse at that age. I’m no expert in law but I live in Alabama and it seems like I heard this somewhere. I would ask a local life insurance agency.

coffeenut's avatar

you need to be 19 to refuse medical treatment here (pdf)

jrpowell's avatar

Being poor helps.

Seaofclouds's avatar

In general, I would say 19 since that is the legal age of an adult in Alabama. However, I have heard of children getting court orders saying they could refuse care in cases of terminal illnesses. I’m not sure if any of them were in Alabama or not though.

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