In the SLP assignment, we reviewed informed consent in the case of competent adults. There are many “gray” areas of consent in cases of incompetent adults and children; however the law has sought to provide clear guidance for health care providers and legal guardians. Review pages 390-411 in the Showalter text book and choose at least one of the subtopics in this section regarding consent. Provide an explanation of the “gray area” of your choosing, including any relevant legal cases discussed, and how this is handled under the law.
Showalter, J. S. (2017) Consent. In The Law of Healthcare Administration. (pp. 390-411). Chicago: Health Administration Press. Retrieved from Trident Online Library.