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Client Rights: Informed Consent

There are certain situations when a person receiving services is required to provide written, informed consent. This means the person understands, writes, and signs a statement declaring they agree to a treatment, for example. Or if they agree to release their records. The person must sign by choice.

A legal guardian or parent can provide consent:

  • If a person receiving services is under 18 in some situations.
  • If they can’t understand what the statement says.

Learn how the state defines informed consent

Situations that require informed consent

 These are the situations when a person receiving services must provide written, informed consent:

Learn more about informed consent requirements

Last revised June 1, 2022