Medico Legal Corner
Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta, 07 September 2018
Consent given for a diagnostic procedure is not a valid consent for therapeutic treatment as the diagnostic procedure and therapeutic treatment are different and separate consent for both are required. The registered medical practitioner, hospital should always inform the patient and his/her relatives about the diagnostic procedure as well as therapeutic treatment separately and should take informed written consent for both separately.The 3 Judges Constitution Bench of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the landm
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