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Article - Health - General


    A health care provider may treat a patient who is incapable of making an informed decision, without consent, if:

        (1)    The treatment is of an emergency medical nature;

        (2)    A person who is authorized to give the consent is not available immediately; and

        (3)    The attending physician determines that:

            (i)    There is a substantial risk of death or immediate and serious harm to the patient; and

            (ii)    With a reasonable degree of medical certainty, the life or health of the patient would be affected adversely by delaying treatment to obtain consent.

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