Client Rights - Informed Consent

Informed consent means written consent voluntarily signed by a patient who is competent and who understands the terms of the consent, or by the patient's legal guardian or the parent of a minor, as permitted under state law, without any form of coercion, or temporary oral consent obtained by telephone. (Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 94.02(22))

Under state law, a patient must provide written, informed consent in the following situations:

Informed consent in many cases may be exercised by the patient's legal guardian if the patient has been adjudicated incompetent and the guardian is so empowered, or by the parent of the patient if the patient is a minor.

Requirements for informed consent are further outlined in Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 94.03.

Last Revised: October 25, 2016