Informed Consent

Newfoundland and Labrador

The age of majority is 19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, with no stipulated age of consent for treatment. The province has similar legislation to Manitoba, where a person under 16 is not presumed to have the capacity to make health-care decisions, but this can be rebutted with evidence under the Advanced Health Care Directives Act. Anyone over the age of 16 is presumed competent to make informed decisions about their health care.