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Subject: Informed Consent
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The medical record is considered faithful documentation of what information was transmitted to the patient; the medical professional must provide complete notes.
Courts assume that “if it’s not written, it didn’t happen.”
The physician’s word that informed consent occurred is not sufficient. It must be documented in the medical record.
All preoperative discussions about a procedure should be documented, including phone calls the night before a procedure.
The name of the procedure, its indication, and the probable risks and benefits should be explained.
There may be exceptions to the need to obtain informed consent, including emergency care when immediate treatment is required to prevent death or serious harm to the patient.