Section 22-8-3

When physician may proceed without consent of parent.

Any legally authorized medical, dental, health or mental health services may be rendered to minors of any age without the consent of a parent or legal guardian when, in the physician's judgment, an attempt to secure consent would result in delay of treatment which would increase the risk to the minor's life, health or mental health.

(Acts 1971, No. 2281, p. 3681, §4.)