2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 14 - CHILDREN
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
14-1-101. Age of majority; rights on emancipation.


WY Stat § 14-1-101 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) Upon becoming eighteen (18) years of age, an individual reaches the age of majority and as an adult acquires all rights and responsibilities granted or imposed by statute or common law, except as otherwise provided by law.

(b) A minor may consent to health care treatment to the same extent as if he were an adult when any one (1) or more of the following circumstances apply:

(i) The minor is or was legally married;

(ii) The minor is in the active military service of the United States;

(iii) The parents or guardian of the minor cannot with reasonable diligence be located and the minor's need for health care treatment is sufficiently urgent to require immediate attention;

(iv) The minor is living apart from his parents or guardian and is managing his own affairs regardless of his source of income;

(v) The minor is emancipated under W.S. 14-1-201 through 14-1-206;

(vi) The minor is twelve (12) years of age or older, is a smoker or user of tobacco products and the health care to which the minor consents is a tobacco cessation program approved by the department of health pursuant to W.S. 9-4-1204.

(c) The consent given pursuant to subsection (b) of this section is not subject to disaffirmance because of minority.

(d) Any competent adult may enter into a binding contract and shall be legally responsible therefor.

(e) A person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age may consent to donate and may donate blood.

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