Who has the responsibility of obtaining consent?
In most cases the physician leaves obtaining consent to the office manager, or the receptionist but usually they are not the ones with the legal responsibility. It’s the provider who is ordering the test or procedures that needs to make sure that effective consent is obtained, or in some cases refused. What do you do if the patient refuses the treatment? It’s equally important to make sure documentation is taken whether the patient gives or refuses consent. This video reviews the importance of making sure your staff is trained well if you are trusting them with consent forms.
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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