The staff of the Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services is responsible for supporting the Texas Medical Disclosure Panel (TMDP).
The staff of the Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division is responsible for supporting the Texas Medical Disclosure Panel (TMDP). The panel meets at the call of the Chairman or on petition of at least three members of the panel (usually one to two times annually).
The TEXAS MEDICAL DISCLOSURE PANEL (TMDP) is a panel appointed by the Commissioner of Health. Its purpose is to determine which risks and hazards related to medical care and surgical procedures must be disclosed by health care providers or physicians to their patients or persons authorized to consent for their patients and to establish the general form and substance of such disclosure.
The TMDP was established by the 65th Legislature, 1977. The panel identifies and makes a thorough examination of all medical treatments and surgical procedures in which physicians and health care providers may be involved in order to determine which of those treatments and procedures do and do not require disclosure of the risks and hazards to the patients or persons authorized to consent for the patients. The TMDP has created two separate lists of those medical treatments and surgical procedures that do and do not require disclosure. The lists are:
The TMDP has also developed the Disclosure and Consent Form, on which the disclosure will be made. List A and List B and the Disclosure and Consent Form were published in the Texas Register on February 13, 1998, page 1307. Currently, the TMDP is a full panel consisting of six physicians and three attorneys.