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assent

Agreement by a minor or other person not competent, such as a child or cognitively impaired person, to give legally valid informed consent to participate in research.

The concept of assent is based on the assumption that while a child has sufficient capacity to understand a procedure and agree with parental decisions, he or she does not have the autonomy to request and consent to a procedure on his or her own.

assent

Medical ethics Agreement by a minor or other person not competent to give legally valid informed consent–eg, a child or cognitively impaired person–to participate in research. Cf Informed consent.
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He explained that the House would make the bill go through a full circle of lawmaking, and be re-transmitted to the president for assent.
After giving his assent, the AJK President Masood Khan has said that this is a 'milestone, landmark decision on Khatm-i-Nabawwat (finality of the prophethood)'.
An official privy to the saga explained that as per standard procedure, the house of parliament that adopts a bill already having been passed by the other house sends a summary to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, which then forwards it summary to the prime minister, who in turn advises the president to give the final assent.
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After four days of public hearings and one day of clause-by-clause consideration, the Committee reported this bill with certain amendments back to the House where it was given third reading and received Royal Assent on June 4, 2015.
If the president withholds the assent for thirty days without giving reasons, the bill will automatically become law.
President Mukherjee also gave his assent to the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment and the Wakf (Amendment) Bills.
The Royal Assent is the Monarch's constitutional and common law prerogative to ensure that only legislation in the best interests of the people, is enacted.
Kitzhaber has said he will veto SB 215, arguing for a more limited exception - one that would allow only Native American mascots associated with a specific tribe or group, with that tribe or group's assent.
Getting Royal assent was the equivalent today of winning planning approval for a new airport.
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