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54-1821. no physician-patient relationship for informal consultations. (1) No physician-patient relationship is created between a physician licensed under this chapter and an individual not otherwise a patient of that physician when a physician is contacted by another physician or licensed health care practitioner who is treating the patient for a consultation or advice, if:
(a) The consulted physician does not examine the patient; and
(b) Such consultation or advice is given by the physician to the physician or health care practitioner treating the patient without expectation of compensation for providing such consultation or advice.
(2) A consulted physician who does not have a physician-patient relationship with a patient by virtue of this section shall not be named on any special verdict form concerning care provided to the patient unless there is a basis of liability to the patient independent of the consultation.
[54-1821, added 2010, ch. 353, sec. 1, p. 929.]