22-22-26.3. Forensic medical examination--Minors age sixteen or older--Consent--Notification.
A minor age sixteen or older may consent to a forensic medical examination, as defined under § 22-22-26. The consent is not subject to disaffirmance because of minority, and consent of a parent or guardian is not required under this section. The physician, hospital, or clinic shall take reasonable steps to notify a minor's parent or guardian that an examination has taken place, unless the parent or guardian is the suspected perpetrator.