Knowing Consent Law and Legal Definition
Knowing consent, otherwise known as informed consent means a person’s agreement to something with full knowledge of the risks involved and the alternatives. According to American Bar Association’s Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.0 (e) "Informed consent" denotes the agreement by a person to a proposed course of conduct after the lawyer has communicated adequate information and explanation about the material risks of and reasonably available alternatives to the proposed course of conduct.
In the medical field, knowing consent refers to a patient's knowing choice about a medical treatment or procedure, made after a physician or other healthcare provider discloses whatever information a reasonably prudent provider in the medical community would give to a patient regarding the risks involved in the proposed treatment or procedure. Generally, such consents are regulated by state informed health care consent laws, which vary by state.