CACI 531 Consent on Behalf of Another
California Civil Jury Instructions CACI
531 Consent on Behalf of Another
In this case [name of patient] could not consent to the [insert medical procedure] because [he/she/nonbinary pronoun] was [insert reason—e.g., a minor/incompetent/unconscious]. In this situation, the law allows [name of authorized person] to give consent on behalf of [name of patient].
You must decide whether [name of authorized person] consented to the [insert medical procedure] performed on [name of patient].
Sources and Authority
•Parent Delegation of Right to Authorize Medical Care. Family Code section 6910.
•“If the patient is a minor or incompetent, the authority to consent is transferred to the patient’s legal guardian or closest available relative.” (Cobbs v. Grant (1972) 8 Cal.3d 229, 244 [104 Cal.Rptr. 505, 502 P.2d 1]; Farber v. Olkon (1953) 40 Cal.2d 503, 509 [254 P.2d 520].)