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FAQs: Consent

  • As a PT, I've often heard that consent is a conversation, not a form. What exactly does that mean?

  • What is a lock box?

  • What is the age of consent for physiotherapy treatment?

  • What information do I need to provide a patient to be confident I get their informed consent for an assessment or treatment plan?

  • What evidence do I need from a patient to show consent for physiotherapy care?

  • Do I need to get consent for the involvement of a student in a patient's care?

  • If I am providing home-care to a patient who has Alzheimer's Disease, do I need to document the patient's consent every time I treat?