KSC, TITLE 12. EDUCATION & HEALTH
Part II. Health
Chapter 11. Department of
Health Services Procedures
Section 12.1101. Autopsy.
A physician may perform an autopsy or
post-mortem examination to reveal or clarify the cause of a death if the nearest
responsible relative gives written consent. If a death occurred
under conditions suggesting poisoning, violence, or unusual circumstances and
the Government cannot otherwise satisfactorily determine the cause and manner of
the death, a physician performs an autopsy, upon the recommendation of the
Director of the Department of Health Services or the Attorney General and
approval of the Governor.
Section 12.1102. Licensing of practitioner.
By regulation the Director of the
Department of Health Services may require a license for a person to practice
medicine, surgery, dentistry, nursing or other health service. By written
understanding with the national government the Governor arranges for the joint
licensing of physicians, dentists and medical officers.
Section 12.1103. Payment of fee.
A person pays for medical and dental
services provided by the Government in accordance with regulations of the
Department of Health Services which may provide that in the public interest
certain services are free, if a recipient cannot compensate the Government in
any manner, including by the giving of labor or goods. The Government may
not deny medical care available in the State to a person because of inability to
pay a fee and makes no distinction in treatment or care because of inability to
Section 12.1104. Medical referral.
By regulation the Director of Health
Services provides an impartial process for selecting persons genuinely needing
medical treatment outside the State through a medical referral. No person
may use funds for medical referral in a manner contrary to
Section 12.1105. Required reporting.
The physician-patient privilege and duty of physician confidentiality do not apply to a report of a wound or death, to a report made pursuant to Section 16.1202, to a related fact, or to the
condition of the party who is the subject of the report.
Section 12.1106. Quarantine.
The Director of the Department of Health
Services may order isolated or quarantined a person who is suffering from, or
has been exposed to, a contagious disease.