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One-Click Contracts: COVID-19 Test Informed Consent Forms

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Every week, PactSafe will discuss and post about specific standardized agreements and how they can be turned into one-click contracts. This week, we're focusing on COVID-19 Test Informed Consent Forms: what it is, why its typically signing method isn't ideal, and how it can be turned into one click contracts on the PactSafe platform. 

What is COVID-19 Test Informed Consent Form?

Some state laws required that individuals (or their authorized representatives) provide written, informed consent in order to conduct certain types of tests. While the contents of the informed consent form will vary from test to test, state to state, they may include any other following:

  • Statement of the test purpose and description
  • Whether the test has been ordered by a physician or it is self directed by the individual
  • Statements regarding the reliability of the test results
  • Statements regarding who the test results data may be shared with and for what purpose
  • General description of each disease or condition for which a test is ordered.

In this instance, a COVID-19 Informed Consent form would apply to either a COVID-19 viral test for current infection or an antibody test for a previous infection.

Who signs it?

For both a COVID-19 Viral Test Informed Consent or a COVID-19 Antibody Test Informed Consent, the individual requesting the test would sign the form.

How is it typically signed?

A COVID-19-related Informed Consent would typically be signed in person, on paper, with an ink pen. Alternatively, they are signed in person using an electronic signature pad.

Why is this signing method not ideal?

These signing methods are not ideal primarily because they require physical presence and physical contact. This is not ideal with social distancing measures in place, nor is it scalable considering the massive volumes of consent forms that will be required for the foreseeable future.

How to Turn COVID-19 Test Informed Consent Form Into a One-Click Contract

What is a one-click contract?

Its like any other contract, but its presented in a way that allows the person signing it to do so by simply clicking on it. With very few exceptions, any contract can be signed with a single click on a website, from a phone, in an email - anywhere you meet your customers digitally, you can deliver a 1-click contract.

How does a COVID-19 Test Informed Consent Form work as a one-click contract?

The beauty of a 1-click contract is that it can be presented for acceptance in so many different ways depending on what is optimal for the signer. In this instance, with people being highly isolated and discouraged from physical contact with surfaces, we’ve turned a COVID-19 Informed Consent Form into a super mobile friendly one-click contract that is delivered via text message. This allows the person providing consent to do so without requiring physical contact with anything other than their personal mobile device. The form could also easily be delivered via a simple, dedicated self-service link.

Why does a COVID-19 Test Informed Consent Form work better as a one-click contract?

Converting a COVID-19 Informed Consent form into a one-click contract is a safe and faster alternative to paper or even eSignature. It minimizes physical contact, but also eliminates the extra time required to deal with PDFs on a mobile device.

Is a one-click contract legally binding?

One-click contracts are absolutely binding. Also known as “clickwraps,” courts have enforced millions of contracts accepted by a single click. PactSafe’s platform was built to help ensure one-click contracts are created in compliance with all the best practices established in 1000’s of court cases over the past 20+ years.

DEMO: What a COVID-19 Test Informed Consent Form Looks Like as a 1-Click Contract in PactSafe

COVID-19 Consent Form Demo

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