Informed Consent


The age of majority in the Yukon is 19 and there is no stipulated age of consent for treatment. In Yukon, the Care Consent Act applies to people of all ages. That means anyone can consent to their own health care as long as they are capable of understanding and appreciating the consequences of that decision (s.6 (4) CCA). If a minor presents with or without parent/representative consent, it is the health care provider’s professional responsibility to assess their ability to consent and inform them about their right to provide consent on their own behalf despite the consent or refusal to consent given by the parent(s).