OAR 332-025-0120
Informed Consent Practice Standards


Informed consent means the consent obtained following a thorough and easily understood explanation of the information to the mother or mother’s guardian.


The explanation must be both verbal and written.


An LDM must document the verbal explanation and the written informed consent process in the client’s record. Informed consent information must include the following:


Definition of procedure or process;


Benefits of procedure or process;


Risk(s) of procedure or process;


Description of adverse outcomes;


Risk of adverse outcomes; and


Alternative procedures or processes and any risk(s) associated with them if the alternative procedures or processes are within the practice of midwifery.


An LDM must obtain mother’s dated signature acknowledging she has received, reviewed, and understands the information, and has made an informed choice.

Source: Rule 332-025-0120 — Informed Consent Practice Standards, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=332-025-0120.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 332-025-0120’s source at or​.us