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SECTION 2994-Q
Effect on other rights
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 29-CC
§ 2994-q. Effect on other rights. 1. Nothing in this article creates,
expands, diminishes, impairs, or supersedes any authority that an
individual may have under law to make or express decisions, wishes, or
instructions regarding health care on his or her own behalf, including
decisions about life-sustaining treatment.

2. Nothing in this article shall affect existing law concerning
implied consent to health care in an emergency.

3. Nothing in this article is intended to permit or promote suicide,
assisted suicide, or euthanasia.

4. This article shall not affect existing law with respect to
sterilization.

5. Nothing in this article diminishes the duty of parents and legal
guardians under existing law to consent to treatment for minors.