Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-37.3
Confidentiality of Health Care Communications and Information Act

SECTION 5-37.3-8

§ 5-37.3-8. Appointment of guardian ad litem for incompetents.

Whenever health care information subject to this chapter is relevant to a criminal proceeding and the patient to whom it pertains is incompetent due to a physical or mental incapacity and has no authorized representative, the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem for the patient who shall review the information and determine whether it is in the best interest of the patient to authorize disclosure of that information.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 356, § 3.)