In general, consent may be implied, oral or written. However, other laws or payor standards may require documented consent.
From a practical point of view, general consent is typically sufficient as a patient isn’t going to object. However, from a legal point of view, general consent is truly not informed and, in most cases, the general consent is going to be considered invalid. This video reviews the importance of being careful of relying on general consent, while general consent is helpful, documenting truly informed consent is key.
Kim C. Stanger
Holland & Hart LLP
- Partner in the office of Holland & Hart LLP
- Practice emphasizes all aspects of health law, including regulatory compliance, risk management, health care transactions, and defense of individual and institutional providers in administrative and civil litigation
- Frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences for health care providers, and the principal presenter of the firm’s monthly health law webinar series
- Frequent author on health law related topics, including national publications and the firm’s regular health law alerts
- Adjunct professor, Health Law, Boise State University
- Member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association Health Law Section
- Best Lawyers in America—Health Law since 2011; Lawyer of the Year—Health Law, 2014
- J.D. and B.A. degrees, Brigham Young University
- Can be contacted at 208-383-3913 or [email protected]
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