24. Consent to care not required by a person’s state of health, to the alienation of a part of a person’s body, or to research that could interfere with the integrity of his person shall be given in writing.
However, consent to such research may be given otherwise than in writing if justified in the circumstances in the opinion of a research ethics committee. In such a case, the committee determines the proper manner, for evidential purposes, of obtaining consent.
It may be withdrawn at any time, even verbally.
1991, c. 64, a. 24; 2013, c. 17, s. 4.