COVID-19 INFORMED CONSENT TO TREAT

I understand that the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). I further understand that COVID-19 is extremely contagious and may be contracted from various sources. I understand COVID-19 has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be contagious.

I understand that I am the decision maker for my health care. Part of 􏰀his office􏰁s role is to provide me with information to assist me in making informed choices. This process is of􏰀en referred 􏰀o as 􏰂informed consen􏰀􏰃 and in􏰄ol􏰄es my understanding and agreement regarding recommended care, and the benefits and risks associated with the provision of health care during a pandemic. Given the current limitations of COVID-19 virus testing, I understand determining who is infected with COVID-19 is exceptionally difficult.

To proceed with receiving care, I confirm and understand the following (Initial in all seven places provided)                           Initial Below

  • I understand my treatment may create circumstances, such as the discharge of respiratory droplets or person-to- person contact, in which COVID-19 can be transmitted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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  •  I understand that I am opting for an elective treatment that may not be urgent or medically necessary, and that I have the option to defer my treatment to a later date. However, while I understand the potential risks associated with receiving treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, I agree to proceed with my desired treatment at this time.                                                  

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  • I understand due to the frequency of appointments with patients, the attributes of the virus, and the characteristics of procedures, I may have an elevated risk of contracting COVID-19 simply by being in a health care office.

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  •  I confirm I am not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 that are listed below: *Fever *Dry Cough *Sore Throat *Shortness of Breath *Runny Nose *Loss of Taste or Smell

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  •  I understand travel increases my risk of contracting and transmitting the COVID-19 virus. I verify that I have NOT in the past 14 days I have not traveled: 1) Outside of the United States to countries that have been affected by COVID-19; or 2) Domestically within the United States by commercial airline, bus, or train.                                      

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  •  I am informed that you and your staff have implemented preventative measures intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, given the nature of the virus, I understand there may be an inherent risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 by proceeding with this treatment. I hereby acknowledge and assume the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 through this elective treatment and give my express permission to you and the staff at your offices to proceed with providing care.

  • I have been offered a copy of this consent form.​

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I KNOWINGLY AND WILLINGLY CONSENT TO THE TREATMENT WITH THE FULL UNDERSTANDING AND DISCLOSURE OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH RECEIVING CARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. I CONFIRM ALL OF MY QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED TO MY SATISFACTION.

I HAVE READ, OR HAVE HAD READ TO ME, THE ABOVE COVID-19 RISK INFORMED CONSENT TO TREAT. I APPRECIATE THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO CONSIDER EVERY POSSIBLE COMPLICATION TO CARE. I HAVE ALSO HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT ITS CONTENT, AND BY SIGNING BELOW, I AGREE WITH THE CURRENT OR FUTURE RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE CARE AS IS DEEMED APPROPRIATE FOR MY CIRCUMSTANCE. I INTEND THIS CONSENT TO COVER THE ENTIRE COURSE OF CARE FROM ALL PROVIDERS IN THIS OFFICE FOR MY PRESENT CONDITION AND FOR ANY FUTURE CONDITION(S) FOR WHICH I SEEK CARE FROM THIS OFFICE.

Patient_______________________________     Patient Guardian________________________________   Witness Signature ______________________________________

 

 

Name________________________________      Name ___________________________________________   Name _________________________________________________ 

 

 

Date__________________________________     Date  ____________________________________________   Date____________________________________________________

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