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Patient Choice and treatment consent Barbara Colbert UMUC HMGT 372 23 February 2020
1. Name of the Law and or laws The purpose of this paper is to discuss the federal and/or state laws concerning Patient Choice and treatment consent. Informed consent for clinical treatment has become a cornerstone of any medical practice. Informed consent is the act of protecting the legal rights of patients and the practice of ethical medicine. The main reason for patient consent is also known as informed consent. This means that a patient gives the medical staff permission to treat them or their family member. 2. The specifically targeted employee group and specific health services setting The general requirements for informed consent are 16 CFR 1028.116. The state law for informed consent is 18VAC85-20-350. Informed Consent. The Statutory Authority is 54.1-2400. According to this code, before the administration of anesthesia is not given until a plan has been discussed with the patient or responsible party. “Such consent shall include a discussion of discharge planning and what care or assistance the patient is expected to require after discharge. Informed consent shall only be obtained after a discussion of the risks, benefits, and alternatives, contain the name of the anesthesia provider, and be documented in the medical record.” 18VAC85-20-350 (2003). This is stipulated in the federal law, § 46.116 General requirements for

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