Change in Consent Forms

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 1:57:48 PM

All consent forms in the hospital now include the attending physicianís attestation for patients who lack decision making capacity and donít have a healthcare proxy. There is an algorithm available on the units to help determine who can act for the patient. This doesnít change how emergency care is delivered, but will impact daily decision making beginning with the Consent to Care signed upon admission. All patients should be encouraged to have a health care proxy.

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