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policy 0024 : Informed Decision-making

Patients 18 years of age or older who are capable of making an informed decision shall provide consent to healthcare for themselves. A patient is capable of making an informed decision when the patient is able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature, extent and probable consequences of a proposed medical decision or is able to make a rational evaluation of the risks and benefits of a proposed medical decision as compared with the risks and benefits of alternatives to that decision.

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  1. effective date:

    January 1, 2020