Published on 14 November 1989.

ALRC Report 50 (released November 1989) was commissioned in response to the growing trend of patients assuming greater involvement in decisions regarding their treatment. If patients' expectations that they will be adequately informed are not met, legal action against medical practitioners may result.

The scope of Informed Decisions in Medical Procedures (ALRC Report 50) was confined to situations where the patients were legally competent adults.

View ALRC Report 50 in HTML on the AustLII website.