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28 Pa. Code § 715.12. Informed patient consent.

§ 715.12. Informed patient consent.

 A narcotic treatment program shall obtain an informed, voluntary, written consent before an agent may be administered to the patient for either maintenance or detoxification treatment. The following shall appear on the patient consent form:

   (1)  That methadone and LAAM are narcotic drugs which can be harmful if taken without medical supervision.

   (2)  That methadone and LAAM are addictive medications and may, like other drugs used in medical practices, produce adverse results.

   (3)  That alternative methods of treatment exist.

   (4)  That the possible risks and complications of treatment have been explained to the patient.

   (5)  That methadone is transmitted to the unborn child and will cause physical dependence.

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