Alabama Code Title 22. Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Control § 22-8-1

No consent shall be required in order for a licensed physician, psychiatrist or psychologist to render any legally authorized medical or mental health services to a person when said person is either physically unable to consent or mentally unable to consent and who, but for said mental or physical disability, would be able to consent and who has no known relatives or legal guardian;  provided, that two or more licensed physicians, psychiatrists or psychologists, after having consultation, must indicate, in writing, that such medical services are necessary, in their judgment, and any attempt to secure consent from any court or to further endeavor to locate unknown relatives would result in delay of treatment which would increase the risk to the person's life or health.


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