illiteracy and informed consent

  1. A nurse is about to witness the clients signature on a consent form. She discovered that the client was illiterate but competent to give consent. The nurse opted to use client's fingerprint instead. Is this legally acceptable? Is there any existing laws that will protect her legally if she does this?
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  3. by   sirI
    I'm sorry, but the members of allnurses.com cannot give legal advice per Terms of Service.

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