INFORMED CONSENT/PSYCHO-TROPIC MEDS

posted Aug 23, 2012, 5:52 AM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Aug 23, 2012, 6:00 AM ]
A bill in the Mass legislature intends to strengthen informed consent for nursing/rest home residents. It seems to require the assent of a health care ....FOR MORE CLICK TITLE... proxy(HCP) or a guardiam whenever a resident is prescribed a psycho-tropic medication.Many rest home and nursing home residents do not have or need a HCP/guardian. A question has been raised if requiring HCPs or guardians to sign off on consents is necessary. Is this a bill with good intentions but problematic language?
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