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Iowa law states that a consent in writing signed by the patient or the patient`s legal representative meets the requirements of creating a presumption of informed consent if it sets forth in general terms the nature and purpose of the procedure, together with the known risks, if any, of death, brain damage, quadriplegia, paraplegia, the loss or loss of function of any organ or limb, or disfiguring scars associated with such procedure or procedures, with the probability of each such risk if reasonably determinable and acknowledges that the disclosure of that information has been made and that all questions asked about the procedure or procedures have been answered in a satisfactory manner.
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