Repealed by SL 1985, ch 283, § 22.
Blood test during pregnancy noted on birth certificate--Result not stated.
reporting every birth and stillbirth, physicians and others permitted to attend pregnancy cases and
required to report births and stillbirths shall state on the birth certificate or fetal death certificate, as
the case may be, whether a blood test for syphilis has been made during such pregnancy upon a
specimen of blood taken from the woman who bore the child for which a birth or fetal death
certificate is filed, and if made, the date when such test was made, and if not made, the reason why
such test was not made. In no event shall the certificate state the result of the test.
Source: SL 1939, ch 103; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.2406 (2).
34-23-13 Rules and regulations for venereal disease control.
Rules and regulations for venereal disease control.
The State Department of Health
is hereby empowered and directed to make, in compliance with chapter 1-26, such rules and
regulations as shall in its judgment be necessary for the carrying out of the provisions of this chapter,
including rules and regulations provided for the control and treatment of persons isolated or
quarantined under the provisions of this chapter and such other rules and regulations not in conflict
with the provisions of this chapter concerning the control of venereal diseases and concerning the
care, treatment, and quarantine of persons infected therewith, as it may from time to time deem
All such rules and regulations so made shall be of force and binding upon all county and
municipal health officers and other persons affected by this chapter.
Source: SL 1919, ch 284, § 5; SDC 1939, § 27.2405; SL 1972, ch 15, § 4.
34-23-14 Violation as misdemeanor.
Violation as misdemeanor.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this
chapter or any lawful rule or regulation made by the Department of Health pursuant to the authority
therein granted, or who shall fail or refuse to obey any lawful order issued by any state, county, or
municipal health officer pursuant to the authority granted in this chapter, shall be guilty of a Class
Source: SL 1919, ch 284, § 6; SDC 1939, § 27.9940; SL 1977, ch 190, § 62.
34-23-15 Treatment of minors--Definition of terms.
Treatment of minors--Definition of terms.
As used in §§ 34-23-16 to 34-23-18,
inclusive, "physician" or "licensed physician" shall mean physicians licensed under chapter 36-4.
Source: SL 1971, ch 210, § 2.
34-23-16 Minor's consent to treatment by physician valid--Prophylactic treatment--Disaffirmance pro...
Minor's consent to treatment by physician valid--Prophylactic treatment--Disaffirmance prohibited.
Any licensed physician, upon consultation by any minor as a patient, may,
with the consent of such person who is hereby granted the right of giving such consent, make a
diagnostic examination for venereal disease and prescribe for and treat such person for venereal
disease including prophylactic treatment for exposure to venereal disease whenever such person is
suspected of having a venereal disease or contact with anyone having a venereal disease. Any such
consent shall not be subject to later disaffirmance by reason of minority.
Source: SL 1971, ch 210, § 1.
34-23-17 Treatment of minors by health departments authorized.
Treatment of minors by health departments authorized.
Treatment of a minor for
venereal disease by a county health department, State Health Department, or doctors attached to such
departments shall be offered to a minor, if available, upon the minor's request and without the
necessity of consent of parents or notification to the parents.
Source: SL 1971, ch 210, § 3.
34-23-18 Immunity of agencies treating minors--Liability for negligence.
Immunity of agencies treating minors--Liability for negligence.
In any such case
arising under the provisions of §§ 34-23-16 and 34-23-17 the hospital, public clinic, or licensed
physician who provides the care or services or who performs medical or surgical care or services
shall incur no civil or criminal liability by reason of having made such diagnostic examination or
rendered such treatment, but such immunity shall not apply to any negligent acts or omissions.
Source: SL 1971, ch 210, § 4.
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