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Pelvic exams.

(1) A health care provider licensed under this title may not knowingly perform or authorize a student practicing under their authority to perform a pelvic examination on a patient who is anesthetized or unconscious unless:
(a) The patient or a person authorized to make health care decisions for the patient gave specific informed consent to the examination;
(b) The examination is necessary for diagnostic or treatment purposes; or
(c) Sexual assault is suspected, evidence may be collected if the patient is not capable of informed consent due to longer term medical condition, or if evidence will be lost.
(2) A licensed health care provider who violates subsection (1) of this section is subject to discipline pursuant to this chapter, the uniform disciplinary act.
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