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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLIV
Chapter 765
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F.S. 765.113
765.113 Restrictions on providing consent.Unless the principal expressly delegates such authority to the surrogate in writing, or a surrogate or proxy has sought and received court approval pursuant to rule 5.900 of the Florida Probate Rules, a surrogate or proxy may not provide consent for:
(1) Abortion, sterilization, electroshock therapy, psychosurgery, experimental treatments that have not been approved by a federally approved institutional review board in accordance with 45 C.F.R. part 46 or 21 C.F.R. part 56, or voluntary admission to a mental health facility.
(2) Withholding or withdrawing life-prolonging procedures from a pregnant patient prior to viability as defined in s. 390.0111(4).
History.s. 2, ch. 92-199; s. 7, ch. 94-183; s. 87, ch. 99-3.