Informed Consent/Physician Responsibility

  • Communicate reasonable alternatives to care, treatment and services. The discussion must encompass risks, benefits and side effects related to the alternatives, and the risks to not receiving the proposed care, treatment and services to the patient or his/her decision maker.
  • Document the conversation with the patient/decision maker about risks, benefits and alternatives and related decisions in the medical record.
  • Informed consent is a non-delegable duty in Florida. The physician performing the procedure must perform a complete consent process.

Informed Consent