The New Mexico Legislature recently passed House Bill 270, which allows Texas physicians to obtain a signed agreement from New Mexico patients stating that should they wish to file a lawsuit they will do so in Texas court. To assist physicians in taking advantage of the law's protections, the Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA) has developed two forms, one for emergency treatment and one for voluntary treatment.
In consultation with an attorney, TMA suggests physicians who treat New Mexico patients or patients living in other states consider adopting this language in the practice forms patients sign.
View the emergency treatment and voluntary treatment forms.
Action, April 15, 2016
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June 22, 2016