Medico Legal Corner
What is the meaning of consent for medical treatment?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 10 March 2019
Consent for the purpose of medical treatment means grant of permission by the patient for an act to be carried out by the doctor, such as a diagnostic, surgical or therapeutic procedure.The doctor-patient contract is almost always of the implied type, except where a written informed consent is obtained because no formal contract is usually written when a patient visits a doctor.The Black’s Law Dictionary defines the terms express consent and implied consent as:
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