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WHEN CONSENT TO AN OPERATION IS NOT NECESSARY

If, in the performance of an authorized operation, a surgeon finds an unanticipated condition, and immediate action is necessary for the preservation of the life or health of the patient, and it is impracticable to obtain consent to a further operation which the surgeon deems to be immediately necessary; it is his duty to do what the occasion demands within the usual and customary practice among surgeons in good standing [in the same or a similar locality], and no additional consent is required.

NEV. J.I. 6.13

BAJI 6.13

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