2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
Subtitle 40 - Health Care Malpractice Insurance
40.40-320 Informed consent -- When deemed given.

KY Rev Stat § 40.40-320 (2015) What's This?

Download as PDF 304.40-320 Informed consent -- When deemed given. In any action brought for treating, examining, or operating on a claimant wherein the claimant's informed consent is an element, the claimant's informed consent shall be deemed to have been given where: (1) The action of the health care provider in obtaining the consent of the patient or another person authorized to give consent for the patient was in accordance with the accepted standard of medical or dental practice among members of the profession with similar training and experience; and (2) A reasonable individual, from the information provided by the health care provider under the circumstances, would have a general understanding of the procedure and medically or dentally acceptable alternative procedures or treatments and substantial risks and hazards inherent in the proposed treatment or procedures which are recognized among other health care providers who perform similar treatments or procedures; (3) In an emergency situation where consent of the patient cannot reasonably be obtained before providing health care services, there is no requirement that a health care provider obtain a previous consent. Effective: July 1, 1976 History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 163, sec. 8, effective July 1, 1976.

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