HEALTH AND SAFETY
THE MEDICAL CONSENT AND NATURAL DEATH ACT
39-4503. Persons who may consent to their own care. Any person, including one who is developmentally disabled and not a respondent as defined in section 66-402, Idaho Code, who comprehends the need for, the nature of and the significant risks ordinarily inherent in any contemplated hospital, medical, dental, surgical or other health care, treatment or procedure is competent to consent thereto on his or her own behalf. Any health care provider may provide such health care and services in reliance upon such a consent if the consenting person appears to the health care provider securing the consent to possess such requisite comprehension at the time of giving the consent.
[(39-4503) 39-4502, added 2005, ch. 120, sec. 2, p. 381; am. and redesig. 2007, ch. 196, sec. 3, p. 581; am. 2012, ch. 302, sec. 3, p. 827; am. 2017, ch. 273, sec. 1, p. 713.]
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