9 December 2019
Updated Statement on informed consent
The Medical Council has recently revisited its Statement on informed consent.
Informed consent is a very important aspect of care. This statement sets out the standards of good medical practice when discussing options for treatment and obtaining consent from patients. We are pleased to share this statement with you.
Some important points
The key points about informed consent are:
Who is this statement for?
This statement will support patients to understand what they can expect from their doctors when discussing options for their treatment.
The statement sets out the standards for good medical practice that doctors must meet.
This statement may be used by the Medical Council, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, and the Health and Disability Commissioner as a standard by which to consider issues related to conduct.
Please feel free to forward this email onto anyone or organisation who may have an interest in the subject.
You can access the statement on our website at the following link:
Ngā mihi nui
Medical Council of New Zealand