Consent

In keeping with the Health Care Consent Act, 1996, and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, dietitians have a legal and professional responsibility to obtain informed consent from a client for nutrition treatment and for collecting, using and disclosing the client's personal health or other confidential information. This professional obligation is also articulated in the College’s Professional Misconduct Regulation.

The fundamental principles and laws about consent are all based on respect for a client's right to make informed decisions about their health care and personal health information. Informed consent is at the heart of client-centred care.

standard

Professional Practice Standard: Consent to Treatment and for the Collection Use and Disclosure of Personal Health Information

Consent to treatment

COllection, use & disclosure Of client health information

documenting consent

Acting as an Evaluator

scenarios

Consent to Treatment
  1. Capacity to Make Treatment Decisions
  2. Client Refusing to Eat
  3. Consent in an Emergency
  4. Consent for Group Education
  5. Disagreement between Substitute Decision-Makers
  6. Implied Consent for a Change in a Diet Order
  7. Informed Consent for Protein Supplmentation
  8. Non-Custodial Parent
  9. Obtaining Consent in Interprofessional Teams
Consent to Collect, Use & Disclose Health Information
  1. I’m Pregnant, Please Don’t Tell My Mother!
  2. Disclosing Personal Health Information within the Circle of Care
  3. Disclosing Personal Health Information to the CAS
  4. Don't Speak to My Doctor
  5. Communicating with a Client via Email and on Social Media

Videos & Learning Module

  1. Always Get Consent
  2. Express vs. Implied Consent
  3. Obtaining Consent in an Interprofessional Environment
  4. Unpacking Consent e-module – Professional & Regulatory Obligations for RD