Medico Legal Corner
Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 27 November 2018
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:“MCI: 7.16: Before performing an operation the physician should obtain in writing the consent from the husband or wife, parent or guardian in the case of minor, or the patient himself as the case may be. In an operation which may result in sterility the
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