2018 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 20 - Miscellaneous Health Provisions
Subtitle 6 - Female Genital Mutilation
§ 20-602. Surgical operation

  • (a) Surgical operation. -- A surgical operation is not a violation of this subtitle if the operation is necessary to the health of the individual on whom it is performed and is performed by a person licensed in the State as a medical practitioner.

  • (b) Custom or ritual. -- In determining whether an operation is necessary to the health of the individual, no account may be taken of the belief on the part of any individual that the operation is required as a matter of custom or ritual.

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