Informed Consent for Anesthesia and Other Procedures

Please Note: Due to technical difficulties, the new disclosure and consent forms are not currently available on the Texas Department of State Health Services website. TMA has posted the most recent reports, provided by DSHS in the links below. (May 17, 2016)

 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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