legally authorized representative


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legally authorized representative

Surrogate decision maker Patient rights A person authorized by statute or court appointment to make decisions for another
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* The staff and the principal investigator and/or sub-principal investigator during the Day 10 visit should answer all of the subject's questions to the satisfaction of the subject or the subject's legally authorized representative.
If you are a parent or otherwise legally authorized representative of someone who might be a research subject, you may wish to involve other concerned family members in any decision you make.
Language under consideration to be added to [section] 37.2-1101 (G)(1) includes the following: "A person who otherwise would have legal authority to authorize or refuse the proposed treatment shall be deemed unavailable if the person is unable or unwilling to serve as the legally authorized representative of the incapacitated person, or if the person's proposed decision is contrary to the basic values or preferences previously expressed by the incapacitated person."