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Informed Surgical Consent

  • Linda S. Laibstain
  • Robert C. Nusbaum

Abstract

Informed surgical consent is a legal doctrine in force throughout each of the 50 United States, and it is governed by statute or by case law, or both, in every state. There is uniformity in principle, but sufficient variation exists to require the surgeon to be familiar with the specific statutes, where they exist, and the applicable case law, of the state in which he or she practices.

Keywords

Acute Care Medical Emergency Island Hospital Rhode Island Hospital Medical Emer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda S. Laibstain
    • 1
  • Robert C. Nusbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Williams Mullen Hofheimer NusbaumNorfolkUSA

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