A newly introduced bill in Virginia seeks to recognize 16-year-olds as adults when it comes to medical decisions. But Governor Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) would veto such a measure, according to his administration.
“If this legislation reaches the governor’s desk, he would veto it,” Youngkin’s press secretary, Macaulay Porter, told the Washington Examiner.
If enacted, the measure would allow “any minor 16 years of age or older who is determined by a health care provider to be mature and capable of giving informed consent” to be “deemed an adult for the purpose of giving consent to consultation, diagnosis, and treatment of a mental or emotional disorder by a health care provider or clinic.”
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