TITLE 40
Human services

CHAPTER 40-11
Abused and Neglected Children

SECTION 40-11-15


§ 40-11-15 Religious practices.

A parent or guardian practicing his or her religious beliefs which differ from general community standards who does not provide specified medical treatment for a child shall not, for that reason alone, be considered a negligent parent or guardian. However, nothing in this section shall: (1) prevent the child from being considered abused or neglected if the child is harmed or threatened with harm as described in § 40-11-2; or (2) preclude the court from ordering medical services or nonmedical services recognized by the laws of this state to be provided to the child where his or her health requires it.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 91, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 270, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 599, § 1.)