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This Casenote examines the California Supreme Court's decision in 1991 in the case of Moore v. The Regents of The University of California. This decision extended the informed consent doctrine for physicians to require the disclosure of economic or research interests in a proposed medical procedure. The Casenote reviews the informed consent doctrine and the scope of disclosure traditionally required under that doctrine. It then discusses the conflicting loyalties that a physician having either an economic or research interest in a particular patient faces when obtaining that patient's informed consent. Ultimately, the author concludes that any interest causing the physician to have conflicting loyalties must be disclosed under the California doctrine of informed consent.

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