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How do we document consent if we have implemented a policy of not sharing pens and not using iPads to sign?

You could request the patient to use their pen, but if concerned about contaminating work spaces and/or handling the paper, then document verbal consent in the patient’s medical record, using two witnesses if possible. Be sure to document who witnessed the consent.

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