Amy Flanary-Smith was quoted in Healthcare Risk Management on navigating informed consent laws.
“We have seen movement toward physicians taking the informed consent more seriously, with many surgeons completing the informed consent process before the patient comes to the hospital,” Amy said. “If the informed consent process were to become a matter of just handing the patient a document to sign, without a true exchange of information, that would be a problem. Fortunately, that is not something we encounter very often.”
Amy also explained some of the state-specific requirements of those laws and noted the onus to comply typically falls on physicians rather than hospitals.
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