§ 31-9-3. Emergencies.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 31. HEALTH

Chapter 9. CONSENT FOR SURGICAL OR MEDICAL TREATMENT

Current through 2019 Chapter 321

§ 31-9-3. Emergencies

(a) As used in this Code section, the term "emergency" means a situation wherein (1) according to competent medical judgment, the proposed surgical or medical treatment or procedures are reasonably necessary and (2) a person authorized to consent under Code Section 31-9-2 is not readily available and any delay in treatment could reasonably be expected to jeopardize the life or health of the person affected or could reasonably result in disfigurement or impaired faculties.
(b) In addition to any instances in which a consent is excused or implied at law, a consent to surgical or medical treatment or procedures suggested, recommended, prescribed, or directed by a duly licensed physician will be implied where an emergency exists.

Cite as OCGA § 31-9-3