Minor Policy Term Definition

an individual under the age of 18 who has not been legally emancipated by a court and is not:

  • Legally or previously married;
  • Serving in the armed forces;
  • Presently an offender in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or other correctional facility; or
  • At least 16 years old and living away from home and managing his or her own financial affairs.

(Note: If a minor has been emancipated, UTMB can no longer recognize the minor’s parent, guardian or person acting in loco parentis, unless there is a legal justification other than minority granting the individual the ability to be treated as the personal representative.)