informed consent

noun

Definition of informed consent

: consent to surgery by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved

Examples of informed consent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Further, Wick had argued the issue of informed consent is a part of a professional negligence or malpractice claim and requires an expert's testimony, and that in his appellate brief, Andriusis relies on outdated legal standards. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Sharing the benefits more equitably rests on African governments setting a path for data sharing, informed consent, and healthy synergy. Daniel Akinmade Emejulu, Quartz, 5 Oct. 2021 Texas is asking the court to fine Meta $25,000 for each violation of the informed consent rule and $10,000 for each violation of the state's deceptive trade practices act. CBS News, 15 Feb. 2022 Under the Texas biometrics law, which like the Illinois law requires the informed consent of the people whose data is being collected, violations can incur civil penalties of up to $25,000 each. Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2022 Texas is asking the court to fine Meta $25,000 for each violation of the informed consent rule and $10,000 for each violation of the state's deceptive trade practices act. CBS News, 15 Feb. 2022 Texas is asking the court to fine Meta $25,000 for each violation of the informed consent rule and $10,000 for each violation of the state's deceptive trade practices act. Barbara Ortutay, ajc, 14 Feb. 2022 Washington County's justices of the peace on Thursday split over two resolutions, approving one praising the doctor providing medical services to the county jail and rejecting a second affirming the right of informed consent for medical treatment. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, 18 Feb. 2022 The Texas Attorney General is suing Facebook parent Meta, saying the company has unlawfully collected biometric data on Texans for commercial purposes, without their informed consent. Barbara Ortutay, ajc, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of informed consent

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Informed consent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/informed%20consent. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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informed consent

noun
in·​formed consent | \ in-ˌfȯrmd- How to pronounce informed consent (audio) \

Medical Definition of informed consent

: consent to surgery by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved

informed consent

noun

Legal Definition of informed consent

: consent to medical treatment by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved and especially of the risks

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