Medical treatment: consent and withdrawal
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B. Capacity to Consent

In Hong Kong, an adult patient (one who has attained the age of 18 and is not “mentally incapacitated”) is able to give a consent that is valid under the law.

A person who is “mentally incapacitated” may still be able to give consent if he or she can understand the general nature and effect of the treatment.

  1. Mentally Incapacitated Patients (“MIP”)
  2. Child Patients