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Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ira gupta,  11 February 2018
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The two procedures are different and require a separate consent for each. In the matter of Samira Kohli vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda and Ors. I (2008) CPJ 56 (SC), the Hon’ble Supreme Court summarized the principles relating to consent as follows:

32. iii: Consent given only for a diagnostic procedure, cannot be considered as consent for therapeutic treatment. Consent given for a spe

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