Informed Consent on All Things Health Related Rendered Null and Void

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Informed Consent on All Things Health Rendered Null and Void

by Stephen Lendman

According to international and US constitutional law, all things health related require voluntary consent.

Based on the legal, moral and ethical principle of informed consent, individuals alone have exclusive rights over what health related protocols to accept or reject.

Failure of medical providers to uphold this principle is considered battery.

Criminal law defines it as physical assault from harmful contact with another person without his or her consent.

Tort law calls it intentionally caused harmful or offensive contact without the affected person's consent.

Treatments, tests, or prescribed drugs with significant risks require explicit informed consent in writing.

Its principles include the following:

Individuals must be physically and mentally able to decide on their own.

If not, family members, a legal representative with health
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