2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 6 - Health Care Decisions Act
Section 5-607 - Treatment without consent.

§ 5-607. Treatment without consent.

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. 

[1993, ch. 372, § 2.] 

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