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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 In medical research, the patient must be informed that the procedure is experimental and that consent can be withdrawn at any time.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

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 

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.
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Among other things, the TCPA generally prohibits text messages, autodialed/pre-recorded voice calls to cell phones and pre-recorded voice calls to residential land lines unless the caller has "prior express consent." The type of consent required under federal law will vary depending on the technology used, the type of device receiving the call and the message content.
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School districts that don't opt out of teaching sex ed must follow a curriculum that includes abstinence, contraceptive methods and discussions of consent.
The Exchange Offers and the Consent Solicitations are conditioned upon the consummation of the proposed arrangement (the "Arrangement") between Newmont and Goldcorp pursuant to the Arrangement Agreement, dated as of January 14, 2019 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the "Arrangement Agreement"), pursuant to which Newmont will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Goldcorp in exchange for newly issued shares of Newmont's common stock and cash consideration.
"The communication of withdrawn consent certainly need not be made through the use of physical force.
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Pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the consent solicitation statement previously distributed to holders of the notes, the company will pay a consent fee of USD 2.50 per USD 1,000 in principal amount of notes to any holder who validly delivered a duly executed consent prior to the expiration time that was not properly revoked.
The Harrah's Philadelphia Acquisition is subject to certain other closing conditions, including obtaining certain regulatory approvals and other requisite consents. The Proposed Amendments would amend the Indenture to, among other things, permit the purchase of all of the land and real property improvements associated with Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsylvania (the "Harrah's Philadelphia Property"), as previously announced by the Company on July 12, 2018 (the "Harrah's Philadelphia Acquisition").
Many patients encountered within practice may provide their consent to care or treatment quite easily, but what about those where the situation is not so clear-cut--patients with learning disabilities, dementia or other conditions that could affect their ability to understand or make a decision?