Informed Consent (cont.)
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Documentation of Consent
For many tests and procedures, such as routine blood tests, X-rays, and splints or casts, consent is implied. No written documentation of the consent process is obtained. For many invasive tests or for treatments with significant risk, you should be given a written consent form and a verbal explanation, both preferably in your native language.
The following components should be discussed and included in the written consent form. If they are not, you should request that information:
The consent form should be signed and dated both by the doctor and by you, as the patient. You would sign for your child. You may ask for a copy of the signed consent form.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/1/2015
Richard A Wagner, MD, PhD
James E Keany, MD, FACEP
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD
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