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How is consent documented?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ira Gupta,  06 February 2018
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Patients may not accurately remember all the facts disclosed in a discussion. Thus, a physician must document the content of informed consent sessions.The informed consent discussion and its documentation should be done by the physician who will be performing the procedure.Delegating the responsibility to obtain consent to someone else does not absolve the physician of liability if that consent session is incomplete or ineffective.The physician should note the date and time of the written summary
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