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consent

 [kon-sent´]
in law, voluntary agreement with an action proposed by another. Consent is an act of reason; the person giving consent must be of sufficient mental capacity and be in possession of all essential information in order to give valid consent. A person who is an infant, is mentally incompetent, or is under the influence of drugs is incapable of giving consent. Consent must also be free of coercion or fraud.
informed consent consent of a patient or other recipient of services based on the principles of autonomy and privacy; this has become the requirement at the center of morally valid decision making in health care and research. Seven criteria define informed consent: (1) competence to understand and to decide, (2) voluntary decision making, (3) disclosure of material information, (4) recommendation of a plan, (5) comprehension of terms (3) and (4), (6) decision in favor of a plan, and (7) authorization of the plan. A person gives informed consent only if all of these criteria are met. If all of the criteria are met except that the person rejects the plan, that person makes an informed refusal.

In nonemergency situations, written informed consent is generally required before many medical procedures, such as surgery, including biopsies, endoscopy, and radiographic procedures involving catheterization. The physician must explain to the patient the diagnosis, the nature of the procedure, including the risks involved and the chances of success, and the alternative methods of treatment that are available. Nurses or other members of the health care team may be involved in filling out the consent form and witnessing the signature of the patient or the parent or guardian, if the patient is a minor. In medical research, the patient must be informed that the procedure is experimental and that consent can be withdrawn at any time. In addition, the person signing the consent form must be informed of the risks and benefits of the experimental procedure and of alternative treatments.

consent

[kənsent′]
Etymology: L, consentire, to agree
to give approval, assent, or permission. A person must be of sufficient mental capacity and of the age at which he or she is legally recognized as competent to give consent (age of consent). See also informed consent.

consent

Agreement to an action based on knowledge of what the action involves and its likely consequences.

consent

Medtalk A voluntary yielding of a person's free will to another. See Informed consent, Presumed consent.

consent

The implicit or explicit agreement to medical or surgical treatment or physical examination. Civil rights against personal interference are retained, however, and anything done against a person's will may be deemed an assault in law.

consent

permission granted by an adult patient (or the parent/carer) for examination or treatment; the patient should be previously informed of the nature, risks and benefits of the proposed procedure and given opportunity to seek further information from the clinician or another source in order to grant permission to the procedure freely and without duress or persuasion; consent to treatment can be implied (i.e. patient has sought treatment), verbal (i.e. patient has listened to the explanation of indications, risks and benefits of proposed procedure and has given verbal consent) or in writing by the patient, who signs and keeps a copy of signed consent form (i.e. a written document delineating the nature, risks and benefits of the proposed procedure); a copy of the signed consent must be retained within the case notes; the exact age at which a non-adult patient (i.e. a patient aged <18 years of age) can give consent is not absolutely clear (see age of consent)
  • informed consent rational consent to a treatment based on the facts provided

consent 

A voluntary approval from a person to be examined, treated or subjected to any test undertaken upon them. Consent must be obtained prior to any such intervention.

consent,

n the concurrence of wills; permission.
consent, express,
n consent directly given by voice or in writing.
consent, implied,
n consent made evident by signs, actions, or facts, or by inaction or silence.

consent

in law, voluntary agreement with an action proposed by another, e.g. agreement to treat, to euthanatize. Consent is an act of reason so that the person consenting must be sane and of sufficient age to be capable of giving consent. Written consent is an agreement in writing.

informed consent
agreement to a proposition when the consenting person is in possession of all of the facts relevant to the decision. In the eyes of the law the consent of a client to a surgical operation, to a financial expenditure, to euthanasia carries no authority unless the client is fully informed about what is to be done and what the alternatives are. If this is not done the client is entitled to sue for damages if the outcome is unsatisfactory.
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Terra Capital retained Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking to serve as dealer manager for the tender offers and consent solicitations.
The consent payment deadlines with respect to the tender offers and consent solicitations for all of the Notes have expired and withdrawal rights have terminated.
EOP Operating Limited Partnership indicated that it has extended the consent payment deadline for the tender offers and consent solicitations for the Notes issued under the 1997 Indenture and the Notes issued under the 2000 Indenture and, as a result, holders of such Notes who wish to receive the total consideration offered pursuant to the tender offers for such Notes must now validly tender and not validly withdraw their Notes on or prior to 5:00 p.
In addition, EOP Operating Limited Partnership has amended its previously announced consent solicitations for the Notes to make a further correction, in addition to the corrections set forth in the Equity Office Properties Trust ("Equity Office") press release dated December 29, 2006.
All other material terms of the consent solicitation remain unchanged.
The tender offers and consent solicitations relating to the Notes are made upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated December 26, 2006 (the "Offer to Purchase"), and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal, as amended hereby.
Consents may only be delivered in the consent solicitation by (i) registered holders of Exchangeable Notes as of 5:00 p.
The Company reserves the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the tender offer and consent solicitation at any time subject to applicable law.
New York City time, on December 11, 2006, it has extended the consent payment deadline for the tender offer and consent solicitation to 5:00 p.
The tender offer and consent solicitation are being made on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in an Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated December 4, 2006 and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal (the "Tender Offer Documents").
Holders who validly tender their Notes and provide their consents to the proposed amendments to the indenture governing the Notes and to the termination of the registration rights agreement relating to the Notes prior to the Consent Payment Deadline shall receive the total consideration equal to $1,030.