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June 25, 2021

Health Rights and Freedoms

Health Rights and Freedoms

The Supreme Court of Canada established the legal standard for informed consent in 1980, specifically that the physician (or other health care provider) “must give the patient sufficient information so that an objective, reasonable person in the patient’s position would be able to make an informed choice about a medical procedure”. The court defined failure to disclose the risks as negligence.

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