Informed consent is the communication between client and provider that confirms that the client has made an informed and voluntary choice to use or receive a method or procedure. Informed consent can only be obtained after the client has been given information about the nature of the procedure, its associated risks and benefits, and other alternatives. Voluntary consent cannot be obtained by means of special inducement, force fraud, deceit, duress, bias, or other forms of coercion or misrepresentation.