The Curi team has created two new consent forms for practices to use during the COVID-19 health emergency: one for in-office visits and another for surgeries. Both of these forms respond to our practices’ growing liability concerns that there are risks in seeing and/or operating on patients amidst the pandemic. Both forms are strongly recommended for use, but no federal or state laws require their usage at this time.
All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.