The following additional reasons may necessitate SACAT involvement:
- if a patient or the substitute consent provider is objecting to the treatment;
- if there is dispute or conflict about the treatment;
- if the treatment has a significant associated risk;
- if the treatment may be ethically contentious.
It may be that the people concerned in providing consent in these situations feel uneasy about making the final decision without some independent advice. In these circumstances, advice may be sought from:
See also: Consent
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