Massachusetts Considers Written Informed Consent Law

On Tuesday, July 16, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Elder Abuse Oversight will consider three bills that address informed consent for the use of psychotropic drugs on nursing home residents.  The focus of the bills is a requirement that informed consent be memorialized in writing Рa process that is not required in most states, including California.

To see the bills, go to:

To read a Boston Globe article about the bills, click here.

To see CANHR’s letter of support for the bills, click here.

 

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Anthony Chicotel is a staff attorney for CANHR. His areas of expertise include the rights of long-term care residents, nursing home litigation, health care decision-making, and conservatorships.
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