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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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It is controversial whether people can ever choose freely to believe or not, he says, but they can assent either publicly or privately with as much freedom as performing any other act.
Dhankhar gave assent to the bill -- The West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to two bills including the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019, which gives a life line to condemned criminals not executed 10 years after exhausting all legal procedures for appeal.
Sri Ram, who represented Anwar, said the requirement for royal assent is a control mechanism and Parliament had violated the basic structure following the amendment.
9 Act, 2017, enacted in 2017 was assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
ASGC said Assent had successfully completed installing Al Maktoum Stadium's steel structure in 135 days.
Parts of the law will come into force upon Royal Assent (repeal of unconstitutional provisions and human trafficking), some will come into force 30 days after Royal Assent (victim surcharge), some 90 days after Royal Assent (preliminary inquiries, reclassification of indictable offences, judicial case management, jury provisions, and miscellaneous measures to enhance efficiencies), and others 180 days after Royal Assent (bail, administration of Justice offences, Youth Criminal Justice Act amendments, and intimate partner violence).
Uasin Gishu MCAs will now control 40 per cent of development funds after they they voted to force Governor Jackson Mandago to assent to a controversial funds sharing law.
Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh asked the petitioner's counsel as to how the challenge against the legislation could be entertained before the governor's assent.
It is expected to become law within the next few days after receiving royal assent from the governor general.
The administrator, Chief Justice Robert Richards, gave royal assent to four public bills including an appropriation bill to defray the expenses of the public service.
As nowadays, we are observing Pakistan is badly lacking such situation, after 18th amendment in the constitution, there is the huge gap between provincial and federal economies of the state, each federal decision needs provincial assent be it, 'Five Million Housing Scheme' as the land belongs to provinces.