109 Kids and the Law does not have any access to this information. In Massachusetts there have only been a very few cases in which a judge has refused to grant the minor permis- sion to have an abortion. Laws covering consent to abortion are found in Massachusetts General Laws chapter 112, Section 12S. ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS At what age can a child sign a release of information for his or her medical (including psychiatric) records? A person must be age 18 or older to be able to authorize the release of medical records. Prior to age 18, the release must be signed by the parent or guardian. Medical Issues 9