245.020 Physicians Retaining Autonomous Clinical Decision-Making Authority

245.020

Physicians Retaining Autonomous Clinical Decision-Making Authority: The Texas Medical Association 1) opposes policy that prohibits physicians from following best practice guidelines as developed by their various specialty societies; 2) believes that a physician may lawfully administer Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs in doses other than the recommended dosage when such use is aligned with evidence-based practices; and 3) opposes any policy that hinders the autonomous clinical decision-making authority of a physician or prevents a physician from providing evidence-based, empathic, and comprehensive treatment options to a patient (Amended Res. 104-A-13).

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October 07, 2016