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(a) If lack of medical care due to a parent's, guardian's, or caretaker's good faith selection and dependence upon spiritual means or prayer for treatment or care of disease or remedial care for the child in lieu of medical care may result in serious danger to the child's health, the local welfare agency may ensure that necessary medical services are provided to the child.

(b) If the review or examination required under section 260E.20, subdivision 4, leads to a conclusion of medical neglect, the agency shall intervene on behalf of the infant by initiating legal proceedings under section 260C.141 and by filing an expedited motion to prevent the withholding of medically indicated treatment.

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