Consent issues arise in a wide variety of
circumstances including informed consent to medical
procedures, release of patient information, advance health
directives, research, and reporting requirements. CHA
provides assistance to members in meeting consent requirements
and advocates legislation that makes consent requirements more
useful and understandable.
Consent law. So many rules. So many exceptions to the rules. So many laws that must be considered before deciding the right course of action. This year’s seminar will arm you with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to make tough decisions with confidence. Expert faculty will bring you up to speed on the latest issues and challenge your thinking with case scenarios of common, but complicated, situations.
From basic principles to specific procedures, the Consent Manual is your one-stop resource for all legal requirements related to patient consent for medical treatment, release of medical information, reporting requirements and more. Learn exactly what the law requires and what you need to do to comply.
This handbook guides you through the basic principles of patient consent for health care treatment. In clear, simple terms this publication explains why and when consent is necessary, who may give consent, how consent for minors is different, and procedures that require special consent. It also describes the hospital’s obligations when dealing with complicated issues like advance health care directives, California’s POLST form, refusal of treatment, and end-of-life decisions.