Informed Consent for Anesthesia and Other Procedures

Physicians now need to inform patients of the risks and hazards of anesthesia and/or perioperative pain management (analgesia) and obtain their signed consent for these procedures.

The Texas Medical Disclosure Panel (TMDP) has adopted a new disclosure and consent form for this purpose.

TMDP also adopted new rules (TAC §601) that revise medical care and treatments found on List A (treatments and procedures requiring full disclosure of specific risks and hazards) and List B (treatments and procedures requiring no disclosure of specific risks and hazards).

The following areas of List A have been revised:

  • The cardiovascular system,
  • The digestive system,
  • Eye treatments or procedures,
  • The female genital system,
  • The male genital system,
  • Maternity and related cases,
  • The musculoskeletal system,
  • Radiology, the respiratory system,
  • The urinary system, and
  • Pain management treatments or procedures.

The following areas of List B have been revised:

  • Maternity and related cases,
  • The musculoskeletal system,
  • The respiratory system,
  • The urinary system,
  • Psychiatric procedures,
  • Radiation therapy,
  • Endoscopic surgery, and
  • Pain management procedures. 
 

 

Revised Jan. 16, 2012

 


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