Informed Consent
Informed Consent
This guide describes what informed consent is and situations when it is necessary for employment purposes.
Understanding what informed consent means is not essential; however an appreciation of its importance in some contexts can be helpful.
Informed consent means acting on one’s own decision. A person is considered to have exercised informed consent when they arrive at their
own decision after being as fully informed as possible and after weighing up all the information that is available to them. Issues regarding informed consent may arise in the following employment situations:
Drug testing
Personal Details forms
Application for Employment
Medical Examinations
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