Can law enforcement sign consent for Forensic exam?

  1. The following questions are mainly for Florida Nurses,

    Can law enforcement sign the forensic consent/medical consent for anyone unable to give consent? Comatose patients, minors, anyone under the influence?

    Is there anything in writing, Florida Statute, that gives law enforcement the right to consent?

    Does the Florida Nurse Practice Act give law enforcement the ability to consent for patients?

    This has become an issue in our area and we are not able to find any information on this.

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