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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_90 > GS_90-21_3

§ 90‑21.3. Performance of surgery on minor; obtaining second opinion as to necessity.

The word "treatment" as defined in G.S. 90‑21.2 shallalso include any surgical procedure which in the opinion of the attendingphysician is necessary under the terms and conditions set out in G.S.  90‑21.1;provided, however, no surgery shall be conducted upon a minor as hereinauthorized unless the surgeon shall first obtain the opinion of anotherphysician licensed to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina thatsaid surgery is necessary under the conditions set forth in G.S. 90‑21.1;provided further, that in any emergency situation that shall arise in a ruralcommunity, or in a community where it is impossible for the surgeon to contactany other physician for the purpose of obtaining his opinion as to thenecessity for immediate surgery, it shall not be necessary for the surgeon toobtain approval from another physician before performing such surgery as isnecessary under the terms and conditions set forth in G.S. 90‑21.1. (1965, c. 810, s. 3.)