Hypothetically, a 19 year old wants to kill themselves via starvation and they have not yet told their parents. They live with their parents and so it would be inevitable that their parents would recognise the extreme weight loss. The 19 year old tells their parents of what they are planning to do. Are the parents legally obligated to inform the hospital or in any way prevent their child from doing this? Would they be punished if they did not? Would the circumstances change if it became evident to the parents that the 19 year old was on the verge of dying? Furthermore, should the 19 year old end up in hospital, would she be able to refuse food/force feeding? Additional Info: The 19 year old has depression and is on anti-depressants, does this affect the result?
would this make a difference? Hypothetically yes, they've created a living will