1. Except in case of emergency, the division shall not authorize or permit any major
surgery to be performed upon or general anesthetic to be administered to any child
committed to the division unless specific written consent thereto shall first have
been obtained from the parent or guardian of such child, or, in the absence of such
consent, from the court which vested legal custody of such child in the division or
any court that has jurisdiction.
2. Upon the recommendation of an attending physician, psychiatrist, surgeon or dentist,
the division may authorize medical, psychiatric, surgical, or dental care and treatment
as may be required by the child. If the care and treatment is contrary to the religious tenets and beliefs of such
child, the treatment of the child may be authorized by the division only upon the
specific written consent of the parent or guardian of the child, or, in the absence
of such consent, upon the specific written order of the court which vested legal custody
of the child in the division or any court that has jurisdiction.
3. When the child has been placed by the division in a residential child caring facility,
other than one administered by the division, the person or persons administering such
facility shall have the authority to provide the child with necessary medical, psychiatric,
surgical, or dental care only to the extent that such authority has been delegated
to such persons with respect to particular children and subject to the same limitations
as are applicable to the division under sections 219.011 to 219.086.
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