Appropriate Title Nomenclature in Medical Settings: Appropriate and specific nomenclature, consistent with the definitions in the Texas Occupations Code (TOC) and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations, should be required to clearly identify the training, educational background, and licensure under the TOC of any and all health care professionals who provide care in any Texas hospital, ambulatory care facility, or medical office. Texas Medical Association advocates terminology that clearly differentiates physicians in a board-approved residency training program from nursing students in an advanced practice nurse training program. These requirements for appropriate and specific nomenclature should include name badges as well as all verbal, telephone, and electronic communications media (CM-IS Rep. 1-A-06; reaffirmed Res. 108-A-12; reaffirmed CM-IS Rep. 1-A-16).
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October 07, 2016