Patient Choice Consent Framework
An appropriate discussion of genomic testing and the possible implications for a patient and their family members must take place according to the Consent and Confidentiality in Genomic Medicine guidelines.
To support this requirement, the Patient Choice Consent Framework has been developed. Under this framework, a record of this discussion must be retained within the patient record when a genomic test is ordered.
Training for the Patient Choice Consent Framework is available online:
East GLH Genomics Online Learning Portal – Patient Choice
Clinicians must complete this training prior to ordering Whole Genome Sequencing.
Record of Discussion Forms
For all genomic tests, a record of discussion must be retained within the patient record. At this time, different tests require different record of discussion forms.
The appropriate record of discussion form can be downloaded from the webpage associated with each test type: