To proceed with receiving care, I confirm and understand the following:
I understand that the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). I further understand that Covid-19 is extremely contagious and may be contracted from various sources. I understand Covid-19 has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be contagious.
I understand that I am the decision maker for my health care. To the best of their ability, my practitioner will provide me with information to assist me in making informed choices. this is often referred to as "informed consent" and involves my understanding and agreement regarding recommended care, and the benefits and risks associated with the provision of health care during a pandemic. Given the current limitations of Covid-19 virus testing, I understanding determining who is infected with Covid-19 is exceptionally difficult.
I understand that preventative measures and intensified sanitation protocols intended to reduce the spread of Covid-19 have been implemented. However, because the work involves close physical proximity over an extended period of time in a closed space, there may be an elevated risk of disease transmission, including Covid-19. I hereby acknowledge and assume the risk of becoming infected with Covid-19 through this treatment and give my express permission to you in providing care.
I KNOWINGLY AND WILLINGLY CONSENT TO THE TREATMENT WITH THE FULL UNDERSTANDING AND DISCLOSURE OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH RECEIVING CARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. I CONFIRM ALL OF MY QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED TO MY SATISFACTION.
I HAVE READ, OR HAVE HAD READ TO ME, THE ABOVE COVID-19 RISK INFORMED CONSENT TO TREAT. I APPRECIATE THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO CONSIDER EVERY POSSIBLE COMPLICATION TO CARE. I HAVE ALSO HAD AN OPPORTUNITIY TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT ITS RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE CARE AS IS DEEMED APPROPRIATE FOR MY CIRCUMSTANCE. I INTEND THIS CONSENT TO COVER THE ENTIRE COURSE OF CARE FOR MY PRESENT CONDITION AND FOR ANY FUTURE CONDITIONS FOR WHICH I SEEK CARE.