Medico Legal Corner
Consent given for a diagnostic procedure is not valid also as consent for therapeutic treatment
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta, 05 July 2018
The two procedures are different and hence a separate consent is required for each. In the Samira Kohli vs Dr. Prabha Manchanda and Anr, SCI, Civil Appeal No. 1949 of 2004, 16.01.2008, the Hon’ble Supreme Court summarised the principles of relating to consent as follows:“32. iii: Consent given for a specific treatment procedure will not be valid for conducting some other treatment procedure. The fact that the unauthorised additional surgery is beneficial to the patient, or that it would save considerable time and expen
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