Implied Consent Policy Term Definition

Consent may be inferred from the patient's actions or behavior (e.g.,extending their arm for a blood draw).  Implied consent is rarely documented and may be relied upon for care, treatment or service that is routine and does not involve significant risk(s).  Implied consent may not be used for HIV testing except as expressly stated in IHOP Policy 9.3.10, Consent for HIV Antibody Testing and for Disclosure of Results.