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Informed consent

Informed consent is a person's voluntary decision about their health care that is made with knowledge and understanding of the risks and benefits involved.

Partnering with Consumers National Standard - Action 2.4 (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 
Action 2.4 requires the health service organisation to ensure that its informed consent processes comply with legislation and best practice.

The intent of this action is that patients are involved in appropriate informed consent processes.