§ 5-37-17. Power to examine individuals.
Persons between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21) years may give legal consent for examination and treatment for illnesses resulting from administration of drugs, and any physical examination and treatment by a registered physician, hospital, or mental health facility as designated and defined by regulations of the department of health within the provisions of this chapter upon the person of an individual aged eighteen (18) and older who has given consent shall not constitute an assault or an assault and battery upon that person.
(P.L. 1971, ch. 90; P.L. 1998, ch. 391, § 1.)