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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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impressions which have been assented to and have thus become dogmata) be at hand, ready and available to become the background against which each new impression is to be tested (68).
In comparison, this not so in the case of critical assent, because the very act of examining our impressions makes it possible that the direction of the way we would otherwise have assented may well be inverted.
that once we have assented to the idea that the whole is bigger than the part we cannot reject it or that or that we will renounce to the contrary idea once we perceive that it is false?
The Audit Bill, once assented to by the President, will repeal the Audit Ordinance of 1956, and will empower and expand further the scope of audit of the Supreme Audit Institution of Nigeria to carry out audits of all revenues accruing to the federation, expenditures of the federation from all sources, donations, grants and loans accruable to the Federal Ministries, departments and agencies as well as other public entities.
He said other bills assented to by the president include the Federal Capital Appropriation Act, the Federal Capital Territory Water Board (Establishment) Act, 2017, National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Establishment) Act, 2017, Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 and Anti-Torture Act, 2017.
The Federal Capital Appropriation Act also assented to, authorises the Federal Capital Territory Administration to legally and legitimately provide funds out of its Statutory Revenue Fund for recurrent and capital expenditure.
President Buhari had earlier assented to the Federal Capital Territory Water Board (Establishment) Act, 2017, National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Establishment) Act, 2017, Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 and Anti-Torture Act, 2017.