P-12, r. 5.01 - Code of ethics of podiatrists

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18. Before providing professional services, podiatrists must ensure that the patient or, where applicable, the patient’s legal representative, provides free and enlightened consent to professional services being provided, except in an emergency where consent cannot be obtained.
To that effect, podiatrists must ensure that the patient understands the information relevant to consent, which must include
(1)  the nature and scope of the problem which, in their opinion, results from the patient’s condition;
(2)  the advantages, inconveniences, risks and limitations of the therapeutic procedures and recommended treatment plan as well as their alternatives;
(3)  the patient’s right to refuse, in whole or in part, the professional services offered and to revoke, at any time, consent, as well as the foreseeable consequences of not providing treatment;
(4)  the fact that the professional services may be provided, in whole or in part, by another person;
(5)  the confidentiality rules and their limitations, as well as the conditions associated with the communication of confidential information about the professional services;
(6)  the approximate and expected cost of their professional fees and all other fees, as well as any cost modifications; and
(7)  the mutual responsibilities of the parties, including, if applicable, agreement on the amount of professional fees and the other fees, as well as the terms and conditions of payment.
O.C. 1162-2015, s. 18; O.C. 1454-2022, s. 5.
18. Podiatrists must reveal to their patient, in a simple, complete and objective manner, the nature and scope of a problem which, in their opinion, results from the patient’s condition.
They must thereafter inform the patient of the therapeutic procedures, any recommended treatment plan and the related costs. They must obtain the patient’s explicit agreement in that regard.
O.C. 1162-2015, s. 18.