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Richard Level 79 / Retired Dentist
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Consent refers to the provision of approval or agreement, particularly and especially after thoughtful consideration. The question of consent is important in medical law. For example, a surgeon may be liable in trespass (battery) if they do not obtain consent for a procedure. There are exemptions, such as when the patient is unable to give consent.
Nowadays it usually means they have signed a consent form prepared by attorneys.

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