Reply To: Chemotherapy Consents

  • Jennifer Hadjar

    April 15, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    The two NCI organizations that I have been affiliated with have both required a chemotherapy consent for any chemotherapy- regardless of the indication. The classification as an anti-cancer or anti-neoplastic drug warrants consent. 
    For MoAbs, typically there is a separate MoAb consent for non-oncology diagnoses. Generally speaking, all treatment that has any uncertainty and risk, requires informed consent. 
    There are a lot of hands in the pot that determine what requires consent and what doesn’t.. state law/scopes, FDA, etc- so this might not be uniform across the board. 
    Hope this helps

    Jennifer Wolfe, MSN,RN,OCN
    Director of Nursing
    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-11-2021 06:39 AM
    From: Kellie Kirbitz
    Subject: Chemotherapy Consents

    What do other institutions require as far as chemotherapy consents for medications like biologics for non malignant diagnoses or off service (ex: GI) patients? Do you require chemotherapy consents still for these? Does anyone have a standard work for what medications/situations require a chemotherapy consent?

    Thank you!

    Kellie Kirbitz BSN,CPHON,RN
    Grand Rapids MI United