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Informed consent to medical treatment 

Reference received: ​15 October 1987


Report 62: Informed Decisions about Medical Procedures [PDF, 162Kb], June 1989

Note: Jointly published by the Victorian Law Reform Commission VLRC 24 and the Australian Law Reform Commission ALRC 50. Tabled in parliament: 16 November 1989

Legislative action: None. However, the Report has been substantially implemented by the issue of guidelines by the NSW Department of Health

Preliminary paper

Discussion Paper Informed Consent to Medical Treatment, VLRC DP 7, November 1987.​ 

Note: Issued by the Victorian Law Reform Commission in conjunction with this Commission and the Australian Law Reform Commission

Terms of reference


  • liaise with the Victorian Law Reform Commission on its project on Informed Consent to Medical Treatment;
  • co-operate with the Victorian Commission in the preparation of a report; and
  • consider the suitability of the recommendations for implementation in New South Wales

Note: See also Reference 106 Consent of minors to medical treatment