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The law of patient consent. Its relevance to chiropractors and osteopaths.

Authors
  • Hartley, M A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australasian chiropractic & osteopathy : journal of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1996
Volume
5
Issue
1
Pages
8–11
Identifiers
PMID: 17987134
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

In 1992, the High Court of Australia handed down a decision on consent to medical treatment. The case had widespread media publicity, and caused consternation among many members of the medical profession. This article explains the law on consent to treatment by health practitioners and considers the relevance of the law for chiropractors and osteopaths.

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