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What do I do if I don't get consent to receive emergency care?

Diana K. Blythe, MD
Pediatrics
If you do not receive consent to give emergency care, do not give the care. Adults have the right to refuse care for themselves or their children. Call 911, but do not give care.
Do not touch or give care to a conscious person who refuses it. If the person refuses care or withdraws consent at any time, step back and call for more advanced medical personnel.

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