What is consent?

Consent is an acknowledgement (usually in writing) of any or all of the following:

  • The patient understands the treatment he/she will receive.
  • The patient authorizes the treatment.
  • The patient understands how private information will be shared.

All consent should be informed consent (ORS 677.097). Informed consent for health services should be verbal or in writing and includes: a description of the treatment the patient will receive, a description of alternative treatments and a description of any risks involved with the treatment.

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1. Who is considered a minor and why does this matter?
2. What is consent?
3. What are some common health services and consent?
4. Who has access to Family planning/sexual and reproductive health (ORS 109.610, ORS 109.640)?
5. What about consent to sex?
6. Do minors have confidentiality of health care services?