Monday, April 18, 2016

Involuntary Consent

What is an Involuntary Consent?

Involuntary Consent is consent from a mentally incompetent adult or an individual in custody of law enforcement or the court. You will need a third party such as legal guardian, LEO , or Officer of the Court to deem the patient incompetent. This type of consent is also for those that are legally deemed to be unable to take care of themselves.

This is the type of consent that I'm uncomfortable with. This gives a lot of power over the patient to a family member or legal guardian. Thankfully if you have concerns always look to your supervisor on duty or the medical directive on duty.

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