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Personally the following information as uncovered in several sites, and for me it has some direct bearing on the issue. The source of information that I decided to present for review is from: King County Government of the state of Washington, and offers insight into: The Mature Minor Rule.
• “The Mature Minor Rule was created as a result of a 1967 court case, Smith v. Seibly, 72 2n.2d 16 and is part of Public Health - Seattle & King County's Policy and Procedure which allows health care providers to treat youth as adults based upon an assessment and documentation of the young person's maturity. The Mature Minor Rule enables the provider to ask questions of the young person in order to determine whether or not the minor has the maturity to provide
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Thru the course of my personal life I have observed both at a personal level, and thru observation of the news media that there are some adolescent’s that are far more mature than their age. However, there are always two sides to a story, contrasting circumstances or situations, and reality is that it is far more complex when analyzing maturity or immaturity of an adolescent. There has been research based on studying adolescent maturity and the brain, which has impacted both public debate and policies in general.
Of course not every single adolescent is mature enough to make a reasonable decision that may affect their life, and we can argue that not every adult is mature enough or has the capacity to make their own decision. In both cases immaturity due to a variety of influences or variables may be a part of the equation in defining the ability to provide

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