8. Before giving his consent to care concerning him, every user of health services and social services is entitled to be informed of his state of health and welfare and to be acquainted with the various options open to him and the risks and consequences generally associated with each option.
The user is also entitled to be informed, as soon as possible, of any accident having occurred during the provision of services that has actual or potential consequences for the user’s state of health or welfare and of the measures taken to correct the consequences suffered, if any, or to prevent such an accident from recurring.
For the purposes of this section and sections 183.2, 233.1, 235.1 and 431 and unless the context indicates otherwise,
“accident” means an action or situation where a risk event occurs which has or could have consequences for the state of health or welfare of the user, a personnel member, a professional involved or a third person.
1991, c. 42, s. 8; 2002, c. 71, s. 4.