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

A one click contract is like any other contract, but it is 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. This blog focuses on COVID-19 Test Informed Consent Forms: what it is, why its typical signing method isn’t ideal, and how it can be turned into a one click contract.

What is a COVID-19 test 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 test consent form would apply to either a COVID-19 viral test for current infection or an antibody test for a previous infection.

Who signs a COVID-19 test consent form?

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

How is a COVID-19 test consent form typically signed?

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

The beauty of a one-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, a test consent form can be turned 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 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.

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