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Dane County v. Sheila W., 2012AP500, petition for review granted 3/7/13

Review of unpublished summary disposition; case activity

Issues (composed by SCOW):

(1) Does Wisconsin recognize the “mature minor doctrine,” a common law rule providing that a minor may consent or refuse to cosent to medical treatment upon a showing of maturity, intelligence and sufficient understanding of the medical condition and treatment alternatives?

(2) Does Wisconsin recognize a mature adolescent’s due process right to refuse unwanted medical treatment?

(3) Did the circuit court violate an adolescent’s common law and constitutional right to refuse medical treatment when it appointed a temporary guardian to consent to treatment over the adolescent’s objection?

(4) Should the exceptions to the mootness doctrine be utilize to address the above issues?

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