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Sec. 3. (a)?Except as provided in subsections (b) through (d), unless incapable of consenting under section 4 of this chapter, an individual may consent to the individual's own health care if the individual is:
(1)?an adult; ?or
(2)?a minor and:
(i)?at least fourteen (14) years of age;
(ii)?not dependent on a parent for support;
(iii)?living apart from the minor's parents or from an individual in loco parentis; ?and
(iv)?managing the minor's own affairs;
(C)?is or has been married;
(D)?is in the military service of the United States; ?
(E)?meets the requirements of section 3.5 of this chapter; ?or
(F)?is authorized to consent to the health care by any other statute.
(b)?A person at least seventeen (17) years of age is eligible to donate blood in a voluntary and noncompensatory blood program without obtaining parental permission.
(c)?A person who is sixteen (16) years of age is eligible to donate blood in a voluntary and noncompensatory blood program if the person has obtained written permission from the person's parent.
(d)?An individual who has, suspects that the individual has, or has been exposed to a venereal disease is competent to give consent for medical or hospital care or treatment of the individual.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 16. Health § 16-36-1-3 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-16-health/in-code-sect-16-36-1-3.html
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