Medico Legal Corner
In case of an emergency a minor, whose consent is valid?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 10 October 2018
According to the Clause 7.16 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulation, 2002, the doctor has to obtain consent from the patient or his guardian in case of minor before performing operation and if the doctor fails to obtain consent, then the same amounts to professional misconduct rendering the doctor for disciplinary action. The relevant provision of Clause 7.16 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Eth
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