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Emergency surgery or treatment, SDLC § 27A-12-3.11

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Emergency surgery or treatment-- Documentation of necessity 
Permits providers to perform emergency medical procedures on patients receiving care at a mental health facility without a patient’s consent if the patient’s life is threatened and there is no time to obtain consent or the patient is incapacitated and a proper substitute (e.g., guardian, attorney-in-fact, etc.) consents. Requires providers to document the need for the medical procedure in the patient’s record.