Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 22-18-38

  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
It is not a defense to the provisions of § 22-18-37 that the conduct described is required as a matter of religion, custom, ritual, or standard practice, or that the individual on whom the conduct is performed, or the parent or guardian of the individual consented to the procedure.