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.