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ICPA's Positional Statement on Informed Consent

The ICPA respects each individual's right to make informed, conscious health care choices. This is in accordance with the AMA's Code of Ethics on Informed Consent.

AMA's Code of Ethics on Informed Consent

Code of Medical Ethics: Consent, communication & decision making

To enable patients to participate meaningfully in decisions about health care, physicians have a responsibility to provide information and help patients understand their medical condition and options for treatment.

Informed consent & shared decision making

Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. It helps patients make well-considered decisions about their care and treatment.

“Code of Medical Ethics: Consent, Communication & Decision Making.” American Medical Association,