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New Consent Form

Updated: 07/23/2020
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System administrators can create consent forms to send to patients through the Patient Intake workflow. The front office staff can choose which forms to send to the patient when scheduling an appointment.

Consent forms are customizable for your practice's needs. Enter your own formatted content, ask questions, and allow the patient to sign electronically. The consent forms will be stored in the patient's documents eliminating the need to print, scan, and upload paper forms.

Available for Kareo Engage subscribers.

Navigate to Patient Intake Settings

  1. Hover over the User icon, and click on Practice Settings. The Practice Settings page opens.
  2. Click Patient Intake. The Patient Intake settings page opens.
  3. Click +New Consent Form. The New Consent Form page opens.

New Consent Form

Keep Blank as the selected template to create a new consent form and follow the steps below. To create a consent form specific to telehealth, follow the steps in New Telehealth Consent Form.

  1. Enter an Internal Form Name. This is a unique name for the staff to quickly select which form they would like to view or send to the patient.  
  2. Enter a Form Title. This is the title the patient will see on the consent form.
  3. Enter the consent form content in Text and format as desired. Available formatting options:
    • Normal, Header 1, Header 2, or Header 3
    • Bold, italicize, or underline
    • Hyperlink
    • Numeric or bullet list
    • Clear text formatting
  4. By default, a signature is required.
    • Click to clear "Required for patients" if the signature is not required.

Add, Delete, or Reorder Sections

Customize the layout of the consent form by adding, deleting, or moving sections. The following steps are optional.

  1. Add sections:
    • Click Add Text Block to create another text editor.
    • Click Add Question to enter a question. This will allow patients to type in an answer when completing the consent form.
      • Click to clear "Required for patients" if the question is optional.
    • Click Add Signature to request multiple signatures.
      • Click to clear "Required for patients" if the signature is not required.
  2. Delete sections:
    1. Click the trash icon of the section that needs to be removed.
  3. Reorder sections:
    1. Click on the header of the section and drag to the desired place.

Preview and Save

  1. Click Preview to see the patient's view. The Preview pop-up window opens.
    1. Click X to close the preview.
  2. Click Save when finished.

Once saved, the front office can send the consent form to the patient through the Patient Intake workflow.

Note: Consent forms cannot be deleted once saved. If the content is incorrect, edit or archive the form.



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