WRCBtv Interviews Attorney John Bode Regarding Mature Minor Doctrine and the COVID-19 Vaccine
August 12, 2021
WRCBtv interviewed Miller & Martin attorney John Bode regarding the Tennessee law, the Mature Minor Doctrine, that allows physicians to decide if a minor is mature enough to make certain medical decisions without parental consent.
The Mature Minor Doctrine states that a medical professional could treat anyone between the ages of 14 and 18 without a parent's approval if the doctor determines the teen as mature. Bode said the law could be used in several ways amid the coronavirus pandemic such as if a teenager wants to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but their parents won't allow them.
The law has been the subject of recent controversy as Dr. Michelle Fiscus, one of Tennessee's top vaccine officials at the time, claimed she was fired after shining light onto Tennessee's Mature Minor Doctrine.
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