Informed Consent

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Informed Consent

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society opposes legislation requiring restrictive informed consent procedures that apply solely to specific diseases; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports providing every patient or person from whom informed consent is sought with clear, scientifically-based treatment options, whenever possible; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports obtaining informed consent at a time when the patient, or person from whom informed consent is being sought, is best able to understand and comprehend the treatment options and associated risks.

(Report U-1984, adopted 5/5/84)
(reaffirmed, Report CC-1994, Item 16, adopted 11/6/94)
(revised, Report L3-2004, Item 46, adopted 11/14/2004)
(reaffirmed, Report I-2009, Item 2-58, adopted 11/01/2009)(reaffirmed, NCMS Policy Review Report, Item 5, adopted 10/24/2015)

 
 

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