WA Health Consent to Treatment Policy

Applicable to: WA Health Clinicians

Description: The aim of this policy is to outline the minimum mandatory requirements for health professionals in obtaining a patient's consent to treatment. The policy aims to:

  • provide guidance for health professionals about the consent process and explain relevant concepts
  • assist health professionals to be aware of their obligations in terms of seeking and obtaining consent from patients
  • support a consistent approach with regard to the documentation of valid consent.

Date of effect: 01 January 2016

Policy Framework