Following an incident, Chayim Aruchim has issued this important public service statement.
When completing forms for medical procedures, it’s crucial to read and understand the content before checking or signing. Be vigilant, as some institutions may have preset options, such as organ donation, already selected. Uncheck any unwanted options and be aware of pop-ups confirming your decisions.
Certain form elements might conflict with Halacha. Our community must remain aware that these forms may subtly advocate values contrary to Halacha.
While our medical institutions boast exceptional professionalism, we must distinguish between medical expertise and values imposed on us. Stay informed and assertive when navigating these forms.