Posted on May 24, 2019
Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.
Home health care patients have the legal right to make their own decisions regarding whether to accept or reject health care given them in the home. This is known as informed consent in which a patient should be apprised of the nature, risks and alternatives of a medical procedure or treatment before the physician or other health care professional begins any such course of action. Upon receiving this information, the patient either consents to or refuses the procedure or treatment.