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HSE National Policy

HSE National Consent Policy

Topic: Consent
Document Owner: National strategy and research
National Group: National office human rights and equality policy
Publication Date: 01 December 2022
The application of the general principles in this policy - extends to all actions conducted by or on behalf of the HSE with people in all locations.

Replaces Parts 1 & 2, 2013 & 2019. This consent policy has been prepared to set out in one comprehensive document:

  • The rights of people who engage with healthcare workers; and
  • The obligations on HSE staff and funded organisations to vindicate these rights.

Guidance is set out regarding the requirements for:-

  • Valid informed consent;
  • Information provision;
  • Dealing with emergency situations; and
  • Documenting consent.