Nigerian laws on informed consent before a surgical procedure

Nigerian laws on informed consent before a surgical procedure
Research Article
Mabel Ijeoma Ezeuko
Medico-Legal Journal, 7 October 2019 
Abstract
Informed consent is a process of communication between a clinician and a patient, which results in the patient’s agreement to undergo a medical procedure. Rule 19 Part A: Code of Medical Ethics of Nigeria and Section 23 of the National Health Act 2004 prescribe the process of obtaining consent before a medical intervention. The equitable law of torts and/or criminal liabilities that deal with medical negligence should be invoked more often by patients whose right to informed consent is denied by medical practitioners.

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