EVIDENCE PROCEEDINGS IN GIVING A FREE AND INFORMED CONSENT IN THE CONNECTION OF PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES
The aim of my article is to draw specialists´ attention to the importace of “instructions to and a free and informed consent by” a patient before he/she undergoes a medical examination or treatment, especially to what must precede this consent and what must be absent in the patient´s will so that it cannot result in a legal act that is invalid and that does not create a legal relation on the basis of which a health-service specialist provides health care in the form of a medical examination or treatment taking a risk that such an act will be considered unlawful.
Such misconduct can have consequences both in the sphere of civil law (compensation) or in criminal law. Therefore the instructions and consent have become part and parcel as well as a significant factor in the course of providing health care, and in no case can be underestimated.
Keywords: Instructions, informed and free consent, examination act, treatment act, care of people´s health.