2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 4 - HEALTH REGULATIONS GENERALLY
35-4-113. Treatment when consent is not available; quarantine.


WY Stat § 35-4-113 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, W.S. 14-4-116 and 21-4-309, the state health officer shall not subject any person to any vaccination or medical treatment without the consent of the person.

(b) During a public health emergency, the state health officer may subject a person to vaccination or medical treatment without consent in the following circumstances:

(i) If the parent, legal guardian or other adult person authorized to consent to medical treatment of a minor child cannot be located and consulted and the vaccination of or medical treatment for the minor child is reasonably needed to protect the public health or protect the minor child from disease, death, disability or suffering;

(ii) If the person authorized to consent on behalf of an incompetent person cannot be located and consulted and the vaccination of or medical treatment for the incompetent person is reasonably needed to protect the public health or protect the incompetent person from disease, death, disability or suffering.

(c) If a person withholds or refuses consent for himself, a minor or other incompetent when the vaccination or medical treatment is reasonably needed to protect the health of others from a disease carrying the risk of death or disability, then the person for whom the vaccination or medical treatment is refused may be quarantined by the state health officer.

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