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Forms and Releases


Forms and Releases


Legal Releases and Waivers

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*PLEASE NOTE: The use of electronic signatures on any kind of primary or supplemental informed consent form is governed in part by state law and can vary based upon the state in which your practice is located. In addition, electronic signatures may be governed by HIPAA requirements for preservation of electronically-stored protected health information. Before utilizing electronic signatures by patients on the above forms, the AAO recommends that you consult with your state dental or medical board and/or your practice’s attorney as appropriate, as well as ensure that your practice’s systems for capturing and preserving electronic signatures are compliant with HIPAA requirements. If you practice in a jurisdiction that does not recognize electronic signatures on informed consent documents, the AAO recommends that you print out these forms and obtain the patient’s physical signature on the hard copy.