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 his or her own consent for treatment.This information was produced by the staff of the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (B-BC) at the University of Iowa (belinblank.org).
If minors are caught drinking, in possession or buying alcohol, they can face penalties ranging from a large fine to jail time.
The state tends to be very strict about minors with either substance, but also is strict to adults who help minors buy or who sell substances to minors.
Often, the punishments for adults who sell to minors are even worse than minors caught with substances.
If you purchase alcohol in retail stores or at restaurants, you will be carded.
In Washington, you can legally consent to sexual intercourse when you become 16 years old.