2021 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 59 - Agency
Chapter 07 - Termination Of Agency
Section 59-7-2.8 - Artificial nutrition and hydration for pregnant woman--Certification by physicians.

59-7-2.8. Artificial nutrition and hydration for pregnant woman--Certification by physicians.

Notwithstanding the designation of a health care attorney-in-fact or agent, life-sustaining treatment and artificial nutrition and hydration shall be provided to a pregnant woman unless, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, as certified on the woman's medical chart by the attending physician and one other physician who has examined the woman, such procedures will not maintain the woman in such a way as to permit the continuing development and live birth of the unborn child or will be physically harmful to the woman or prolong severe pain which cannot be alleviated by medication.

Source: SL 1990, ch 412, ยง5.

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