There are some exceptions to the requirement for patients to give informed consent for a procedure to be performed on them. Three exceptions are: a) patients not legally competent to give consent (still should get consent from proxy); b) In an emergency (implied consent); c) Therapeutic privilege (withholding information that would severely harm the patient). What is a fourth exception to informed consent?

A. Patient waives the right to informed consent

B. Patient is schizophrenic

C. If the patient's spouse gives consent, the patient doesn't have to also consent

D. Patient is depressed

E. A pregnant mother does not need to give informed consent for a life-saving procedure for the fetus

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