Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


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    SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 46



     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-36-1-3; (10)SE0046.1.1. -->
    SECTION 1. IC 16-36-1-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 3. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), 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:
            (A) is emancipated;
            (B) is:
                (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; or
            (E) 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.
    (c) (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.


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