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Consent to an intervention or treatment is generally implied when a patient comes to the ED, but there are some exceptions to this, according to Andrew H. Koslow, MD, JD, an assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, and an emergency physician (EP) at Steward Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, MA.

Is EP Legally Required to Obtain Patient’s Consent?