New Guidance for Clinicians on Obtaining Valid Informed Consent

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has developed new guidance for clinicians on how to obtain informed consent in health care.

In recognition of the importance of informed consent for providing safe, high-quality care, the Commission has developed a fact sheet to support the health system and ensure that healthcare providers have a shared understanding of the principles and practice of obtaining informed consent.

The fact sheet provides information on the key principles for informed consent, how to obtain valid informed consent, principles for assessing legal capacity, information on legal obligations, and links to further information and useful resources. Developed with clinicians in mind, the fact sheet may also be applied broadly across health systems and health service organisations.

Download the fact sheet: Informed Consent in Health Care

For more information visit the Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Health Care website or contact the Commission by email.

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