§61-8-10. Administering anesthetics to female save in presence of
third person; penalty.
It shall be unlawful for any physician, dentist or other
person to administer chloroform, ether, or any anaesthetic
whatsoever, whereby sleep or total loss of sensation or
consciousness may be produced, to any female person, unless in the
presence of some third person. Any person offending against this
section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction,
shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars or be confined in
jail not exceeding sixty days, or both fined and imprisoned, in the
discretion of the court.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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