The basics for informed consent for treatment were decided back in 1914 in a SCOTUS case.
Justice Cordozo decided that each competent person has the right to make the decision concerning their own health care; and if the care provided was contrary to the competent patient’s wishes then that can be considered an assault. This video reviews the general principles of consent, consent requirements and liability, and what happens when there is a lack of informed consent.
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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