Informed Consent: Impaired Decision-Making Capacity

Informed Consent: Impaired Decision-Making Capacity

For Campus Policy, see Research with Adult Participants Lacking Capacity to Consent

In regards to ED/SBS studies involving those with impaired decision-making capacity, consider the following:
  • Outline how the study team will determine capacity to consent.
  • Note that not just any caregiver can give consent for those with impaired decision-making.  This must also be the appropriate Legally Authorized Representative (LAR)
    • When the court appoints a legal guardian, there is a box that can be checked to allow the legal guardian to consent to research for the impaired decision-making individual.  The study team should outline in the application the plan in place to document that this box was checked.
  • Assent should be obtained from the person with impaired decision-making, even when the LAR gives consent.



Keywords:Informed Consent: Impaired Decision-Making Capacity   Doc ID:21456
Owner:Casey P.Group:ED/SBS IRB - ARROW Help
Created:2011-11-23 14:16 CSTUpdated:2019-11-20 14:11 CST
Sites:ED/SBS IRB - ARROW Help, VCRGE and Graduate School
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