No. However, we recommend that discussions, including shared decision-making about COVID-19, should be conducted between the physician and patient prior to the provision of treatment. Follow this guidance for the COVID-19 information that should be covered during the informed consent process for the patient’s specific procedure. As consents should be tailored to the context of the treatment, some specialty organizations may offer specific COVID-19 related consent forms. We encourage our members to contact their specialty organizations.
Also, members should review and comply with any state or local restrictions or requirements that impact patient care, such as community transmission, limitations on the availability of PPE, or limited ICU availability in the event of a complication and the wisdom of proceeding with the treatment should be considered and any alternatives discussed. Similarly, if there are any resource limitations that might impact patient care, with or without a complication, those should be disclosed and documented through the informed consent process.