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HSE National Policy

HSE National Consent Policy - easy to read version


Topic: Consent
Document Owner: National strategy and research
National Group: National office human rights and equality policy
Effective From: 01 March 2022
The HSE National Policy sets out the rights of people that use health and social care services. All healthcare workers must follow the HSE National Consent Policy.

In this Policy, if you give consent, it means you say yes to a medical treatment or test. You agree to have the treatment or test. Consent can also mean that you agree to use a health or social care service or support. The Policy sets out the rights of people that use health and social care services. It says how staff must respect these rights. The Policy says how staff should ask for consent every time.