Parental Consent Law and Legal Definition

Parental consent laws refer to consent given on a minor's behalf by at least one parent, or a legal guardian, or by another person properly authorized to act for the minor, for the minor to engage in or submit to a specified activity. Laws of some jurisdictions require parents' consent to be given for a minor to legally engage in certain activities. For example, parental consent is required before a minor child undergoes medical treatment.