MADISON (AP) -- The state Senate has passed a proposal that would no longer require doctors in Wisconsin to give patients as much information about available alternative treatments.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin doctors won't need to provide patients as much information about available alternative treatments, under a proposal headed for a vote Tuesday in the Senate.
It's in reaction to a 2012 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that said a doctor's "informed consent" duty includes telling a patient about medical tests and treatments that may be appropriate for a patient's symptoms, even if the doctor doesn't believe the patient has the underlying condition or disease.
This bill would change the law from a "reasonable patient standard" to a "reasonable physician standard."
The measure passed the Assembly in May. If it clears the Senate on Tuesday unchanged, it would then head to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.
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