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Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?

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No, the two procedures are different and require a separate consent for each. In the case titled ‘Samira Kohli vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda and Ors. I (2008) CPJ 56 (SC)’, the Hon’ble Supreme Court summarized the principles of relating to consent as: “32. iii: Consent given only for a diagnostic procedure, cannot be considered as consent for therapeutic treatment. Consent given for a specific treatment procedure will not be valid for conducting some other treatment proce...
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