Proposal Changing Informed Consent Law Passes

By: AP
By: AP

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Senate has passed a proposal that would no longer require doctors in Wisconsin to give patients as much information about available alternative treatments.

The bill is in reaction to a 2012 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that said a doctor's "informed consent" duty includes telling a patient about medical tests and treatments that may be appropriate for a patient's symptoms, even if the doctor doesn't believe the patient has the underlying condition or disease.

The bill would change the law from a "reasonable patient standard" to a "reasonable physician standard."

The measure passed the Assembly in May. The Senate passed a slightly different version, meaning it will have to go back to the Assembly before it goes to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.


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