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§ 3-824. Petitions for emergency medical or psychiatric treatment

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Juvenile Causes--Children in Need of Assistance (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-824
§ 3-824. Petitions for emergency medical or psychiatric treatment
Expedited hearings and rulings by court
(a) The court shall hear and rule on a petition seeking an order for emergency medical or psychiatric treatment on an expedited basis.
Orders for emergency medical, dental, or surgical treatment of child
(b)(1) The court may order emergency medical, dental, or surgical treatment of a child alleged to have a condition or illness that, in the opinion of a licensed physician or dentist, as the case may be, requires immediate treatment, if the child's parent, guardian, or custodian is not available or, without good cause, refuses to consent to the treatment.
(2) A child may be placed in an emergency facility on an emergency basis under Title 10, Subtitle 6, Part IV of the Health-General Article.
Withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining procedures
(c) The court shall apply the factors specified in § 13-711(b) of the Estates and Trusts Article, to the extent relevant, when deciding whether to withhold or withdraw a life-sustaining procedure, as defined in § 13-711(c) of the Estates and Trusts Article.

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Added by Acts 2001, c. 415, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 19, § 1, eff. April 9, 2002.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-824, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-824
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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